Several states impose lockdown or strict curbs as Covid catastrophe continues
Delhi Police keeping check during lockdown in the national capital.
Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana extended their ongoing lockdowns till May 17 to curb the unprecedented surge of Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Puducherry will also have a two-week shutdown starting Monday, while in Karnataka’s stringent lockdown will come into effect on Monday till May 24. On Saturday, Kerala came under a nine-day complete lockdown.
This means that from Monday, a majority of the country will be under either a strict lockdown or lockdown-like curbs.
Meanwhile, Covid cases continue to soar as India reported over 4 lakh fresh infections on Sunday for the fourth consecutive day. The fatalities continued to stay above 4,000.
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are among 10 states that account for 71.75 per cent of new Covid-19 cases registered in a day, the Union health ministry said in its Sunday morning update.
Here is a look at coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed by states and union territories:
* Delhi: The national capital has been under lockdown since April 19 and it has now been extended till May 17.
* Uttar Pradesh has extended the duration of its corona curfew till May 17.
* Karnataka’s stringent lockdown-like restrictions will come into effect from Monday and will continue till May 24.
* Bihar on May 4 imposed a lockdown till May 15.
* Odisha is under a 14-day lockdown from May 5 till May 19.
* Rajasthan has decided to implement a strict lockdown in the state from May 10 to 24 though curbs have been in place since last month.
* Jharkhand had extended the lockdown-like restrictions till May 13. The restrictions were first imposed on April 22 as “Health Safety Week”.
* Chhattisgarh has announced weekend lockdown while earlier allowing district collectors to extend local lockdowns till May 15.
* Punjab has imposed extensive curbs, in addition to measures like a weekend lockdown and night curfew till May 15.
* Haryana has extended its lockdown till May 17 and stricter curbs will be in force from Monday.
* The Chandigarh administration has also imposed weekend lockdowns.
* Kerala has lockdown from May 8 to May 16.
* Tamil Nadu is under lockdown from May 10 to May 24.
* Madhya Pradesh has imposed ‘Janata curfew’ till May 15 with only essential services allowed.
* Gujarat has imposed night curfew (from 8pm to 6am) and other day-time restrictions in 36 cities till May 12.
* Maharashtra had imposed lockdown-like curbs on April 5 coupled with prohibitory orders and restrictions on the movement of people. The curbs were later extended till May 15. Local lockdowns in district like Latur and Solapur have been imposed, and curbs tightened in Amravati, Akola and Yavatmal.
* Goa government has imposed a curfew from May 9 to May 24. It lifted a four-day lockdown on Monday, except in tourist hotspots like Calangute and Candolim in North Goa, though restrictions were continuing.
* West Bengal has since last week imposed extensive curbs including ban on all kinds of gatherings.
* Assam advanced the night curfew to 6pm from the current 8pm with restrictions imposed on the movement of people at public places from Wednesday.
* Nagaland has imposed partial lockdown with stricter rules from April 30 to May 14.
* Mizoram government has announced seven-day complete lockdown from 4am of May 10 to 4am of May 17.
* Arunachal Pradesh has imposed night curfew — from 6.30 pm to 5 am — for the entire month starting Saturday.
* Manipur government has imposed curfew in seven districts from May 8 till May 17.
* Sikkim imposed lockdown-like restrictions till May 16.
* Jammu and Kashmir administration has imposed lockdown-like restrictions till May 10.
* Uttarakhand government has imposed ‘Covid curfew’ from May 11, 6am till May 18, 6am.
* Himachal Pradesh has imposed lockdown or “corona curfew” in the state from May 7 to May 16.
* Puducherry has extended lockdown from May 10 to May 24.