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Coronavirus second wave | List of States that have imposed restrictions, curfew and lockdowns

City streets wear a deserted look during government imposed lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj, Sunday, May 9, 2021   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Union government has left it to the States to impose restrictions in order to curb the rising COVID-19 cases. In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told States to consider lockdowns as a last resort to plateau the rising virus cases.

However, many have already enforced complete State-wide shutdowns while others have only implemented partial curbs on public places and the movement of people.

With COVID-19 cases coming down marginally, some States have begun to lift some restrictions, even while others have extended them.

Here is a rundown of the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions:

Telangana

The Telangana government has extended the lockdown, to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, from May 31 by ten more days but with three more relaxation hours. The second spell of lockdown in the State expired on May 30. The relaxation hours from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. were extended till 1 p.m. and a grace period of one more hour was allowed till 2 p.m. to let people who went out return home.

Tamil Nadu

Non air-conditioned provision and grocery stores and meat stalls can remain open till 12 noon and with 50% customers.

Non air-conditioned provision and grocery stores and meat stalls can remain open till 12 noon and with 50% customers.   | Photo Credit: LAKSHMI NARAYANAN E.

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on May 28 announced the extension of the State-wide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 by another week till 6 a.m. on June 7. But some of the conditions have been relaxed.

Grocery shops, which were ordered closed in the current phase of the lockdown, will be allowed to sell essentials on carts or vehicles in their localities between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with permission from the local bodies.

Karnataka

The otherwise busy Balmatta Road wore a deserted look in view of the complete weekend lockdown in Mangaluru.

The otherwise busy Balmatta Road wore a deserted look in view of the complete weekend lockdown in Mangaluru.   | Photo Credit: Anil Shastri

 

In the wake of COVID-19 continuing to spread and claim lives, particularly in rural areas, the Karnataka government has extended the lockdown by two more weeks, till June 7. All existing lockdown restrictions will be in force till June 7. All essential goods and services, such as food, medicines, milk, and fruits and vegetables, will be available for four hours from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Kerala

A deserted Banrji Road in Kochi, Kerala.

A deserted Banrji Road in Kochi, Kerala.   | Photo Credit: H. Vibhu

Kerala entered a relatively less stringent COVID-19 lockdown phase on May 31. The government will review the shutdown on June 9. It will gauge its impact on the epidemic and decide whether to intensify or relax the restrictions further.

Kerala had clamped down heavily on life, mobility, retail and production since May 8 to retard a seemingly relentless tide of coronavirus infections that threatened to overwhelm the State’s health infrastructure.

Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government on May 31 modified the COVID-19 lockdown to partially allow commercial activities following a decline in the infection cases. The restrictions will be eased at the places where positivity rate is less than 10% and the use of medical oxygen, ICU and ventilators has been reduced to less than 60%.

The new guidelines, which will be applicable from June 2, have divided all districts and village panchayats into three categories for gradually lifting the restrictions.

While the earlier restrictions on the opening of shops, parks, malls, educational institutions, religious places and wedding functions will continue, the intra-district traffic will be allowed on the roads between 5 a.m. and 12 noon.

Bihar

The Bihar government on May 31 extended the lockdown for a week, till June 8, in view of COVID-19 infection with some relaxation for business activities. This is for the fourth time the Bihar government has extended lockdown from May 5, 2021.

The shops will now be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the evening in the state but all private offices and other activities will remain closed. Earlier, shops were allowed to open from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Delhi

Delhi has partially reopened for manufacturing and construction activities. Lockdown restrictions were extended till June 7. Delhi has been under lockdown since April 16.

Maharashtra

Members of a social organization distribute food packets among the needy, during weekend lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases, in Solapur, Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Members of a social organization distribute food packets among the needy, during weekend lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases, in Solapur, Sunday, May 9, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

The government of Maharashtra issued additional clarifications to its May 30 order, that extended the lockdown-like curbs in the State till June 15 and also announced that relaxations will be granted depending upon the COVID-19 positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds.

In municipal corporations or regions of districts with less than 10% COVID-19 positivity rate and where the availability of occupied oxygen beds will be less than 40%, all the establishments/shops engaged in essential commodities and services that are presently opened from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. can now remain open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the government said in an order.

Punjab

Punjab government on May 27 announced extension of the lockdown restrictions in the State till June 10 but ordered the limit on the number of passengers in personal vehicles to be removed, in view of decline in the positivity and number of active COVID-19 cases.

Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government on May 30 announced relaxations to the partial lockdown in much of the State as active cases have been reduced to just over 41,000.

Now, from June 1, shops, bazaars and other establishments in the State would be allowed to open outside containment zones from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for five days in a week while a lockdown would be imposed during the weekend.

The relaxations, however, as of now, would be introduced only in 55 out of the 75 districts. In the remaining 20 districts, which have more than 600 active cases, no relaxations would be provided till the active cases fall below this level, said Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, in an order.

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on May 22 announced that the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the State would be gradually relaxed from the next month.

“Our target is to free our State of COVID-19 by May 31. We will have to unlock the coronavirus-induced-curfew gradually from June 1... in such a manner that COVID-19 doesn’t spread again,” he said at a meeting to review the situation.

Lockdown-like restrictions — termed as ‘curfew’ by the State government — are in force in many cities and towns. In most of the districts they were extended till May 31.

Haryana

Haryana on May 30 extended the lockdown for the fourth straight week till June 7. The shops in the market places are now allowed to open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. according to odd-even formula.

Amid a sharp decline in the number of active cases and the positivity rate over the past one month, the government extended the lockdown or “Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana”, for another week till 5 a.m. on June 7.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has decided to continue with curfew till June 10, with the same set of restrictions. The State enforced an 18-hour curfew between 12 noon and 6 a.m. every day for two weeks (up to May 18) from May 5 as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Between 6 a.m. and 12 noon all the business activity, public movement and others would be allowed and Section 144 of the Cr.P.C. would be in force to prevent the gathering of five or more people at public places.

Puducherry

While extending the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions up to June 7, the Puducherry government has allowed the service providers such as electricians, plumbers, mobile and auto-mobile technicians to provide assistance at the doorstep of their clients.

All other restrictions which were in place as part of the efforts to contain the spread of virus will remain as it is till June 7 midnight.

West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on May 27 said the COVID-19 related restrictions in the State will be extended till June 15. The State is already under restrictions to contain the spread of pandemic till May 31.

The Chief Minister maintained that these restrictions do not amount as “lock down” as shops are opening for three hours a day.

All public transport including metro railway services and local train including buses will remain closed in this period. School colleges and other educational institutions including factories will also remain closed.

Gujarat

Gujarat has extended night curfew in 36 cities of the state till June 4. Educational institutions, auditoriums, theatres, malls, community halls, water parks, spas, gyms, gardens and swimming pools, will remain closed in the cities.

Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand government has extended COVID-19 curfew till June 8.

(with inputs from PTI)


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