Lockdown 4.0 has been implemented since Monday, with no expected improvement in lockdown three times in the country to curb the global pandemic corona virus infection. Strictness has also been increased in Uttar Pradesh, while a small relaxation has been given on relief sites. The lockdown in the country as well as Uttar Pradesh has now been extended till 31 May.
The states’ opinions have been taken into consideration in the guidelines issued for the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown. Guidelines have been prepared on the basis of the views expressed in the meeting of the Chief Ministers of the states with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 May. Fines will have to be paid if you leave without mask, noisily from Monday. Fines like eating pan, gutkha, khaini in public places will also attract a fine. Police can also take action for this.
A nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 24 following a public curfew on March 22 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The rules were quite strict in the first lockdown. This was followed by Lockdown 2.0 starting from 15 April, lasting till 3 May. Lockdown 3.0 was increased again, which ended on May 17 when Corona cases did not decrease. Now the fourth phase of lockdown 4.0 will run from 18 May to 31 May.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had indicated a few days in advance that there would not be much scope for relaxation in lockdown 4.0 in the state. CM Yogi Adityanath said that this time is very challenging and he does not want community spreading. He said that we are finding it difficult to give more leeway in Lockdown 4 as well. Meanwhile, making arrangements for those who are coming from other states and cities is our first priority
Relaxation In Some Restrictions And Change In Some Conditions
In the midst of efforts to curb the corona infection, the country has also extended the lockdown period in Uttar Pradesh to 31 May. While many restrictions have been relaxed in Lockdown-4, some conditions have also been changed. Under the new guidelines of the central government, now state governments have been empowered to be able to divide the zone from their level. Accordingly, the lockdown rules will be implemented. The Red, Green, and Orange zones can be decided on a different basis in the states.
This Is The Guideline Of Lockdown 4
1- Under lockdown 4, the district administration will decide who to create a containment zone in the Red and Orange zones.
2- Permission has to be obtained for any work in the Containment Zone. There will be a ban on the movement of people, but medical emergency and related work will be possible.
3- A large-scale campaign will be conducted to investigate the coronavirus patients in the containment zone, so that the outbreak of the epidemic can be completely prevented.
4- Like other states of the country, the movement of common people will be banned from 7 am to 7 am in all zones in UP. The district administration will issue orders for these areas.
5- Under the new guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs, sick persons, elderly, pregnant women, and children below 10 years have been instructed to stay indoors. This has to be followed in UP as well.
19 Cities Of Uttar Pradesh In The Red Zone
Although the figures for corona infection in Uttar Pradesh may be lower than in other states, 19 districts here have been included in the Red Zone. 19 districts of the state have been kept in Red Zone, 36 in Orange Zone, and 20 in Green Zone. Restrictions will continue in the red zone areas.
Red Zone Of Uttar Pradesh
The most infected Agra is also in the Red Zone along with Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from these, Meerut, Saharanpur, Kanpur Nagar, Moradabad, Firozabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr, Rae Bareli, Varanasi, Bijnor, Amroha, Sant Kabir Nagar, Aligarh, Muzaffarnagar, Rampur, Mathura, and Bareilly have been kept in the Red Zone.
Orange Zone of Uttar Pradesh Districts that are relatively less affected by the coronavirus infection in Uttar Pradesh, but sensitive are placed in the Orange Zone. These include Ghaziabad, Hapur, Baghpat, Basti, Badaun, Sambhal, Oriya, Shamli, Sitapur, Bahraich, Kannauj, Azamgarh, Mainpuri, Shravasti, Banda, Jaunpur, Etah, Kasganj, Sultanpur, Prayagraj, Jalaun, Mirzapur, Etawah, Pratapgarh, Gajpur, Gonda, Mau, Bhadohi, Unnao, Pilibhit, Balrampur, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Hardoi and Kaushambi. Shamli came from Red Zone to Orange Zone, but will not get relief. DM did not get any concession in the clear Orange Zone. Following the instructions of the Government of India after May 3, the instructions received can be followed.
Green Zone Of Uttar Pradesh
Those districts of Uttar Pradesh have been kept in Green Zone, which will get relief after May 3. Here, once the lockdown opens, it will be mandatory for people to wear masks along with rescue measures. On exiting the house, it will be necessary to apply the mask and take care of physical distance. The Green Zone has Barabanki, Lakhimpur Kheri, Hathras, Maharajganj, Shahjahanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Ballia, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Farrukhabad, Fatehpur, Hamirpur, Kanpur Dehat, Kushinagar, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Siddharthnagar, Sonbhadra, and Amethi.
Things Are Different In Uttar Pradesh
16 out of 75 districts were Corona Free when Lockdown 3.0 was implemented in Uttar Pradesh, but now the case is different. Agra, Meerut, Lucknow, Kanpur, which were included in the Red Zone, as well as the other 19 cities, the situation worsened. For this reason, with the implementation of Lockdown-4.0 in the state, the strictness has also been increased. CM Yogi Adityanath had also indicated this during the video conferencing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Made The Rules More Strict
The rules are further tightened in Lockdown 4.0. Punishment for violating them has also been prescribed. This time the guideline clearly states that you can be punished for violating the lockdown. A new guideline has been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs. This time a strict guideline has also been issued for the workplace. There is a directive to ensure the availability of thermal scanning, handwash, and sanitizer in all entry and exit gates and common areas in every workplace.