Several states impose lockdown, night curfew to curb Covid-19 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A yr after the imposition of the primary coronavirus-induced lockdown within the nation, restrictions have been reimposed in a number of states.
As circumstances spiral out of management 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 applied other than the whole 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 circumstances, as per some ministers and a senior BJP chief who attended an all-get together assembly.
The nationwide capital continued to witness an exponential surge in Covid-19 circumstances from the previous couple of weeks and the Delhi authorities is about to put in some extra restrictions within the coming days. The state authorities has already imposed a night curfew within the metropolis between 10 pm to 5 am. But it isn’t going for a lockdown, but.
The authorities has additionally ordered the closure of all authorities and personal faculties within the metropolis.
Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath mentioned that district magistrates should assess the quantity of Covid circumstances within the district and resolve on night curfew at their stage. But earlier than such a state of affairs arises, the district administration ought to make preparations in order that any public occasion or wedding ceremony ceremony is accomplished by 9 pm.
Madhya Pradesh
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 exhibiting impact. The lockdown got here into power 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 optimistic circumstances, chief minister Vijay Rupani mentioned.
However, he welcomed the voluntary imposition of lockdowns at an area stage by villages or market associations in cities.
“The state government is not willing to impose a lockdown in the state considering the problems faced by the poor people. We have already imposed a curfew for 10 hours in a day to restrict the unnecessary movement of people,” Rupani mentioned when requested if the federal government was pondering of clamping a lockdown given the rising circumstances.
The 11-day ‘corona curfew‘ will come into impact in some districts of Karnataka, together with the state capital, from Saturday night to comprise the unfold of coronavirus and solely important providers, sufferers and passengers can be allowed to ply.
The state authorities had introduced a night curfew between 10 pm and 5 am daily from April 10 to 20 in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi-Manipal cities.
This aside, the curfew might be in place in different distinguished cities and district headquarters, the federal government mentioned.
To stop the surge in Covid-19 circumstances, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has imposed a night curfew in 9 cities of Rajasthan with impact from Saturday until April 30.
As per an order by the Rajasthan authorities, it mentioned, “Night curfew imposed in 9 cities-Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Abu Road starting from 8 pm to 6 am, till April 30.”
The Odisha authorities requested individuals to adhere to Covid-19 tips to keep away from lockdown.
In a video message to the individuals of Odisha, chief minister Naveen Patnaik mentioned the ‘Mask Abhijan (drive)’ is launched to keep away from disagreeable conditions like lockdown, shutdown and curfew, which harm the livelihood of the individuals.
“Now the second wave of Covid-19 cases has started. Lockdowns, shutdowns and night curfews have been imposed in many states. But we can stop the infection without even a lockdown if we adhere to the Covid-19 protocols and wear masks properly,” he mentioned.
The Uttarakhand cupboard on Friday determined to impose a night curfew in Dehradun municipal limits amid the surge in Covid-19 circumstances.
The curfew might be applied within the metropolis from 10 pm to 5 am. Apart from this the cupboard additionally determined of closing the faculties in Dehradun, Haridwar and Haldwani from Classes 1 to class 12. The night curfew will come into impact from Saturday.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The South Andaman district administration has determined to impose a night curfew within the district from April 10 given the latest surge in Covid-19 circumstances and in addition to comprise the unfold of the virus.
Keeping in view the robust second wave of the coronavirus, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has determined to shut all academic establishments until April 18. He has additionally mentioned that retail business institutions might be open solely until 7 pm for the remaining of this month.
While interacting with reporters in Patna, the chief minister mentioned that the second wave of coronavirus is stronger and is spreading rapidly in rural and concrete areas.
“We have imposed a partial lockdown and night curfew to stop transmission of corona in the state. We have been witnessing that the virus is infecting school children more this time. Hence, all educational institutes including schools, colleges and coaching centres will be shut till April 18. We will take a further decision about their opening after the assessment of the situation,” Kumar mentioned.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday introduced the closure of faculties for courses 1 to 8 until April 30 amid a spike in Covid-19 circumstances throughout the state.
Khattar chaired an annual assembly of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) right here.
“We are monitoring the situation in the state and are focusing more on testing instead of ‘night curfew’ or ‘lockdown’. In the coming days, the government will increase testing at the market places, malls, bus stands, railway stations to contain the spread of coronavirus. We don’t have to panic but should work hard to fight the pandemic and adhere to the covid guidelines,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
(With inputs from businesses)

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