Coronavirus cases in India are increasing at an unprecedented speed in India. A new record of daily cases is being set almost every day. The country’s COVID tally has increased to nearly 1 million cases. Even as the Central government has announced unlock in the country to restart the economic activities across the country, a number of states have imposed lockdown to control the increasing cases in the country. People are requested to not go out until it is really necessary. In the post below you can check the states that have reimposed the lockdown in some or all of their districts.
States That Have Extended Lockdown
Even as the nation is ‘unlocking’, several states such as Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Meghalaya, etc. have instated partial or complete lockdown. Here is the list of the states that have extended lockdown.
As the no. of coronavirus cases continue to rise in Bihar, the state government has enforced lockdown in the state from July 16-31. The government of Bihar took the decision after a spike in the number of coronavirus disease cases. A government order on Tuesday, announced the lockdown. Lockdown restrictions is applicable to all district, sub-division and block headquarters and municipal areas.
What Will Remain Closed
- Government offices, private and commercial establishments, barring some exceptions and educational institutions will remain closed during this period.
- As per the government order, transport services “will remain suspended” during the lockdown period.
- Places of worship will also remain closed. Only priests will be allowed to enter the premises for daily rituals.
What will remain Open
- Industrial establishments will be allowed to function and construction activities will be permitted.
- Agricultural activities, along with shops relating to the same, will also be allowed to function.
- Those using their vehicles for commuting to their places of work will be required to carry their identity cards.
- Taxis and autorickshaws will be allowed but at the local level.
- Hotels and restaurants are allowed to remain open.
- Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh government has decided to implement lockdown on weekends in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Shops and business establishments, other than those dealing in essential services, remained closed in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Public transport, as per reports, will be allowed to operate at one-third of its capacity. PM Narendra Modi also applauded efforts of UP govt. in fighting against the coronavirus.
Nagaland government decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state till July 31, The ongoing lockdown in the state, which was supposed to be lifted on July 16, was extended for another 15 days at a meeting of the High Powered Committee (HPC) on COVID-19. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio announced that the decision was taken in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.
To control the coronavirus cases, the Karnataka government has announced that a total lockdown would be enforced in Bengaluru city limits and Bengaluru Rural areas from 8 pm on July 14 to 5 am on July 22.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier ruled out a return to the lockdown mode in the view of the rising cases in the city. However, schools in Delhi will remain closed till July 31 but online classes and activities shall continue. Apart from Delhi, the national capital region has again plunged into a fresh lockdown with Noida being closed for the weekends. The Haryana government has not yet declared a lockdown in the COVID-hit district including Gurugram, but the health department of the government wants Gurugram to be locked down partially or completely.
Maharashtra is the state that has been the worst hit by coronavirus. Maharashtra government extended the coronavirus lockdown till July 31 without introducing any relaxations to the existing norms. Inter-district movement and long-distance travel for any purposes other than an emergency remain prohibited in the state. An order was issued by Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta regarding wearing face covers or masks, maintaining social distancing, restricted gatherings, and other measures shall continue to prevail.
- Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is among the worst-affected states in India and has reported more than one lakh COVID-19 cases already. Tamil Nadu government has extended the lockdown till July 31 as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The southern state has put the districts of Chennai, Madurai and parts of Chengelpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur under lockdown
Meghalaya government decided to impose a complete lockdown in the state for two working days with effect from July 13. The decision was announced by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma via Twitter. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced lockdown in areas close to Guwahati along the inter-state border with Assam.
Jharkhand government has decided to extend the lockdown till July 31 to stop the spread of coronavirus in the state. Jharkhand Chief secretary Sukhdev Singh on Saturday issued a circular to extend the lockdown. All religious places, schools, hotels, and salons will remain closed until further orders.
- West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier announced that night curfew will continue in state 10 pm and 5 am during the extended coronavirus lockdown till July 31. Mamta Banerjee asked the Centre to stop international repatriation flights and also domestic flights to Kolkata from states with a high Covid-19 infection rate.
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