Coronavirus lockdown in India has been extended until May 3rd. However, the government is considering allowing easing in some areas from April 20. For the farmers, the harvest is imminent and it must be ensured that the harvest can be brought in and trucks can bring the products to markets. By maintaining distance, mouth protection and observing hygiene regulations, 25% of the workforce in Darjeeling can currently be used for harvesting and tea production. In Assam, only small tea gardens are allowed to continue operating with a maximum of 50% of their workforce.