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Lockdown Likely to End in ‘Green Zones’, Minsters to Discuss Exit Plan Today, Claim Sources

Ritika Singh

The group ministers is likely discuss an exit plan today at 4pm that will focus on 'Green Zone' areas.

The group headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to discuss an exit plan after nationwide corona lockdown that was extended to May 3 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.

The exit plan will focus on "green zones" or the areas that have the less cases of COVID-19.

Restrictions are likely to continue in areas marked as containment zones and are “highly-sensitive” zones because of the increasing coronavirus cases. These zones are likely to be re-examined time to time.

There is no talk of extending the lockdown again for now, said sources, but rules like social distancing and masks will stay. Travel within districts or cities are likely to resume. Trains, flights and inter-state traffic may remain restricted.

Citizens may be allowed to step out of their homes, but will need to practice social distancing and follow necessary precautions. Offices also will be allowed to function under the guidelines and curbs, sources say. Social Gatherings will, however, stay banned.

An exit plan specifically focus on 'Green Zones' of the worst-hit cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Indore and Kolkata.

India has 18,601 coronavirus cases; 590 have died. Maharashtra remains the most affected state; Mumbai tops the list of most affected city from the deadly virus.

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