Lockdown exit plan to be discussed in minsters' meet today
New Delhi : After May 3, there will be a conditional relief that will be provided from the nationwide lockdown. The relief will be limited to the areas least affected by coronavirus in India.
The meeting of key ministers will be headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who will be discussing the exit plan from lockdown that will end on May 3.
Currently, there are no plans of extending the lockdown but some restrictions like social distancing and wearing masks at public places will stay. Trains, flights and inter-state traffic may stay banned.
A reprieve is likely only in "green zones" or the areas that have the fewest cases of COVID-19.
The areas marked as containment zones will continue to stay under restrictions.
These zones are likely to be reassessed from time to time.
"Social distancing and masks has to become a way of life. These will be mandatory for a long time now," sources said.
Travel within districts or cities is likely to be allowed.
It is also likely that the citizens will be allowed to step out of their homes but that will be under strict rules of social distancing and wearing masks.
Offices may also be allowed to function under the same principles and curbs, sources say.