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Source: News18

According to the new guidelines extending lockdown till 31 May ,online shopping and e-commerce websites are now allowed to operate in all zones, except containment zones.

However, individual states will have the power to decide the zone demarcations. The new guidelines also push the use of the Aarogya Setu app.

The delineation of Red, Green and Orange Zones will be decided by the respective State and UT Governments, after taking into consideration the parameters shared by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (Gol). Within the Red and Orange Zones, Containment Zones and Buffer Zones will be demarcated by the District authorities, after taking into consideration the guidelines of MoHFW.

In the Containment Zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services. Guidelines of MoHFW shall be taken into consideration for the above purpose. 

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