India has extended its nationwide lockdown until 31 May. The government has relaxed some restrictions, subject to guidelines and conditions being met. These include social distancing, mandatory masks, staggered business hours and a curfew from 7:00pm to 7:00am, except for emergency or essential services.
Federal states have been given the responsibility to define and manage activities within zones classified as red, orange or green, based on their risk profile and number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions are most stringent in red zones, and are progressively eased in orange and green zones.
In containment zones with high rates of infection, a full lockdown is still in place with no activities permitted other than essential and medical services. These zones are sealed and monitored by health authorities.
Economic activities have resumed across the country. While these vary between states, most have re-opened shops, markets, app-based cab services and inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses. Malls, cinemas, restaurants, schools and colleges continue to be off-limits across India.