In exercise of the powers under section 6(2)(i) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, on 24″ March 2020, 14″ April, 2020 and on 1 May, 2020, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) directed the Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to take measures so as to prevent the spread of COVID 19 in the country. These measures have been in force from 25 March 2020. Detailed guidelines, Orders, clarifications and addenda were issued by National Executive Committee (NEC) from time to time under
section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act 2005.
Considering the fact that the lockdown measures need to be implemented for a further period in the country to contain the spread of COVID 19, NDMA, in exercise of powers under Section 6 (2) (i) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, hereby directs the Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures upto 31° May, 2020. The Authority further directs NEC to issue modifications in the guidelines as necessary, keeping in view the need to open up economic activities
while containing the spread of COVID 19.