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162 Green Zones Turned into Red Within 13 Days

Corona Zones

It can be gauged from how the pace of corona infection is increasing in the country that on April 30, there were 33 thousand 610 cases of corona in the country and on May 13, their number increased to 74 thousand 281. That is, during these 13 days, 120% of corona patients in the country increased.

The date 30 April is because on this day the Ministry of Health divided all the districts of the country into Red, Orange and Green zones based on the number of corona infected. Out of 733 districts in this list, 130 districts were placed in Red, 284 in Orange and 319 in Green Zone.

The Red Zone became the district where Corona had the highest number of cases. Such districts were placed in the Orange Zone, where no new patients were found since 14 days. Whereas, the Green Zone included those districts where either no corona patients were found or there was no new case for 21 days.

The government also made some concessions in the lockdown-3 to the districts of Red, Orange and Green zones. Green districts received slightly more leeway than Red and Orange. Perhaps this is the reason that till April 30, the districts which were in the Green Zone, now Corona patients have also been found.

We analyzed the green zone districts of the 20 states most affected by Corona. On April 30, the government placed 162 districts in these 20 states in the Green Zone. However, by May 13, out of these 162 districts, 102 districts reported corona cases and 14 deaths. This means that now in these 20 states, only 60 districts remain in the green zone.

Ganjam district of Odisha was in the Green Zone till 30 April. As of May 2, there were only 2 cases here. But, till May 13, there have been 252 cases here. Ganjam is the first district to encounter so many cases in any green zone district. The good thing is that there is no death here.

Ganjam is followed by Dhalai district of Tripura, where 151 cases have been reported. Not a single corona patient was found in Dhalai till 30 April. Not only this, there were only three cases in Tripura, which has increased to 155 by May 13.

On May 1, when the new guideline for Lockdown-3 was released, the Green Zone districts were relaxed more than Red and Orange. Spa-salons were also allowed to open here from 4 May. Buses were also allowed to ply with 50% passengers. Also started taxi service. Liquor, paan and tobacco shops also opened here from 4 May.

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