Coronavirus lockdown in India was extended until May 3. After that it is up to the respective states how strictly they handle the lockdown. West Bengal will continue to face restrictions until May 21. Each district is classified as a green, yellow or red zone. The red zone has the most corona cases and the green one, the yellow zone, is used for grading in between. The lockdown will remain for red zones, while goods will be allowed to move freely in green zones, which are mainly found in rural areas. Kolkata is declared a red zone due to the dense population. The Darjeeling district includes both the mountainous region with the tea gardens and a valley floor around the city of Siliguri. There was no documented Corona case in the mountainous area, and there were three cases in Siliguri before April 16. A heated discussion broke out about how strict or easy the lockdown should be kept in Darjeeling. Both the ultra-Hindu BJP, which controls the central government of India, and the West Bengal TMC, which is closely linked to the district administration of the GTA, are trying to keep the political tide. In Assam, the guidelines of the central government are being followed and the existing restrictions are expected to remain until May 21. In Darjeeling as well as in Assam, tea is harvested and produced with the requirements regarding the number of workers, hygiene and distance. Since courier services are in part again in use, we assume that we will probably receive the first tea samples in May.