As instances spiral uncontrolled throughout the nation, in a single day curfews have been imposed in a number of states. Some states have launched weekend lockdowns to restrict the motion of individuals.
In Maharashtra, the place the pandemic has contaminated over 6.5 lakh individuals, the weekend lockdown has been carried out aside from the entire curfew throughout nights. The state authorities has requested individuals to keep away from social gatherings and closed down eating places.
On Saturday, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray indicated the imposition of a strict lockdown within the state given the alarming rise in Covid-19 instances, as per some ministers and a senior BJP chief who attended an all-party assembly.
The nationwide capital continued to witness an exponential surge in Covid-19 instances from the previous few weeks and the Delhi authorities is about to place in some extra restrictions within the coming days. The state authorities has already imposed a night time curfew within the metropolis between 10 pm to five am. However it’s not going for a lockdown, but.
The federal government has additionally ordered the closure of all authorities and personal faculties within the metropolis.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated that district magistrates should assess the variety of Covid instances within the district and resolve on night time curfew at their degree. However earlier than such a scenario arises, the district administration ought to make preparations in order that any public occasion or wedding ceremony ceremony is accomplished by 9 pm.
Streets and markets in most cities of Madhya Pradesh wore a abandoned look on Saturday, uncharacteristic for the weekend, as a 60-hour lockdown began displaying impact. The lockdown got here into drive at 6 pm on Friday.
The Gujarat authorities isn’t in favour of imposing a lockdown within the state contemplating its impression on the poor regardless of the rise in coronavirus constructive instances, chief minister Vijay Rupani stated.
Nonetheless, he welcomed the voluntary imposition of lockdowns at an area degree by villages or market associations in cities.
“The state authorities isn’t keen to impose a lockdown within the state contemplating the issues confronted by the poor individuals. Now we have already imposed a curfew for 10 hours in a day to limit the pointless motion of individuals,” Rupani stated when requested if the federal government was considering of clamping a lockdown given the rising instances.
The 11-day ‘corona curfew‘ will come into impact in some districts of Karnataka, together with the state capital, from Saturday night time to include the unfold of coronavirus and solely important providers, sufferers and passengers could be allowed to ply.
The state authorities had introduced an evening curfew between 10 pm and 5 am each day from April 10 to twenty in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi-Manipal cities.
This aside, the curfew shall be in place in different outstanding cities and district headquarters, the federal government stated.
To forestall the surge in Covid-19 instances, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has imposed an evening curfew in 9 cities of Rajasthan with impact from Saturday until April 30.
As per an order by the Rajasthan authorities, it stated, “Night time curfew imposed in 9 cities-Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Abu Highway ranging from 8 pm to six am, until April 30.”
The Odisha authorities requested individuals to stick to Covid-19 pointers to keep away from lockdown.
In a video message to the individuals of Odisha, chief minister Naveen Patnaik stated the ‘Masks Abhijan (drive)’ is launched to keep away from disagreeable conditions like lockdown, shutdown and curfew, which damage the livelihood of the individuals.
“Now the second wave of Covid-19 instances has began. Lockdowns, shutdowns and night time curfews have been imposed in lots of states. However we will cease the an infection with out even a lockdown if we adhere to the Covid-19 protocols and put on masks correctly,” he stated.
The Uttarakhand cupboard on Friday determined to impose an evening curfew in Dehradun municipal limits amid the surge in Covid-19 instances.
The curfew shall be carried out within the metropolis from 10 pm to five am. Aside from this the cupboard additionally determined of closing the faculties in Dehradun, Haridwar and Haldwani from Lessons 1 to class 12. The night time curfew will come into impact from Saturday.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The South Andaman district administration has determined to impose an evening curfew within the district from April 10 given the current surge in Covid-19 instances and in addition to include the unfold of the virus.
Conserving in view the robust second wave of the coronavirus, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has determined to close all academic establishments until April 18. He has additionally stated that retail industrial institutions shall be open solely until 7 pm for the remainder of this month.
Whereas interacting with reporters in Patna, the chief minister stated that the second wave of coronavirus is stronger and is spreading shortly in rural and concrete areas.
“Now we have imposed a partial lockdown and night time curfew to cease transmission of corona within the state. Now we have been witnessing that the virus is infecting faculty youngsters extra this time. Therefore, all academic institutes together with faculties, faculties and training centres shall be shut until April 18. We’ll take an extra choice about their opening after the evaluation of the scenario,” Kumar stated.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday introduced the closure of colleges for lessons 1 to eight until April 30 amid a spike in Covid-19 instances throughout the state.
Khattar chaired an annual assembly of the Gurugram Metropolitan Growth Authority (GMDA) right here.
“We’re monitoring the scenario within the state and are focusing extra on testing as an alternative of ‘night time curfew’ or ‘lockdown’. Within the coming days, the federal government will enhance testing on the market locations, malls, bus stands, railway stations to include the unfold of coronavirus. We do not have to panic however ought to work laborious to combat the pandemic and cling to the covid pointers,” the Chief Minister stated.
(With inputs from companies)