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Coronavirus: a look at what is all closed in India | India News


NEW DELHI: Several state governments took several steps on Sunday to shut down all non-essential services to control the spread of the coronavirus. The Union government has already announced the shutdown of trains and interstate transportation until March 31 and has imposed the shutdown in 75 districts where positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported. In addition, several states have imposed blockades in other districts in addition to the 75 announced by the Center.

Here’s a look at what’s closed across the country:


Throughout India

On March 22, the central government decided to close all passenger trains, subway rails, and interstate transportation buses until March 31.

It was decided that all train services will be “suspended until March 31, including suburban train services”.

However, freight trains are exempt from this suspension.

On March 22, the government released a list of 75 states where only essential services will be allowed.


Uttar Pradesh

On March 20, the state government ordered all shopping malls to be closed with immediate effect and ordered officials to disinfect the cities of Lucknow, Noida and Kanpur.

Previously, the Lucknow district administration ordered the closure of all bars, cafes / salons, hairdressers, beauty salons and eating joints with immediate effect. The district administration ordered the closure of all food points, confectioneries, food stalls, cafeterias, etc. also until March 31.

Yogi Adityanath’s government has imposed the blockade on 15 districts across the state as of Wednesday.

The districts where the blockade has been imposed in the first phase are Lucknow, Agra, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Aligarh, Moradabad, Lakhimpur Kheiri, Bareilly, Azamgarh, Meerut, Gorakhpur and Saharanpur.



Maharashtra closed all shops and offices, except those providing essential services in the financial capital of India, Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, on March 20 until March 31.

The Nashik administration banned liquor sales from March 21 until new orders were issued in the district, invoking the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Disaster Management Act. The order to close bars included those located in five-star hotels and resorts and liquor stores.

US automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) also said on March 22 that it will halt production at its plant in western India’s Maharashtra state until March 31.

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Public transportation services, including taxi operations, auto-rickshaws, will not be allowed. The exception will include transportation of all types to and from hospitals, airports, railway stations, bus terminals / bus stations and for essential service purposes.

All shops, commercial establishments, offices and factories, workshops, godown, etc. They must close their operations, except essential services.

Any congregation of more than 5 people will be prohibited in public places.

All interstate bus services will remain suspended throughout the state.

Maruti Suzuki said on March 22 that the company will close its production and office operations at its Gurugram and Manesar facilities in accordance with government policy regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


On March 21, the Gurugram district administration decided to close all social gathering places in the district. All political, cultural, religious and social events have been canceled in the district and people cannot meet in public places. Meals in public places such as restaurants, dhabas and hotels are completely prohibited, although home delivery has been allowed from now on.

The district administration has already suspended operations of nightclubs, swimming pools, gyms, nightclubs, bars, movie theaters, amusement parks, and entertainment centers.

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Madhya Pradesh

The closure was announced for 10 districts: Bhopal, Jabalpur, Seoni, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Seoni, Betul, Rewa and Gwalior for one or three days.

Narsinghpur was ordered closed for 14 days.

Jabalpur, which witnessed the first positive cases on March 20 at night, will remain closed until March 24.

On March 22, the Madhya Pradesh government ordered employees and officials from all of its departments to work from home from Monday to March 31. However, the order does not apply to departments that provide essential and emergency services, such as health, police, fire, electricity, sanitation.

The School Education Department also asked teachers to work from home. Previously, when schools were ordered to remain closed, teachers were asked to visit their school during regular business hours.

Authorities in several districts of the state have taken various measures, such as closing schools, movie theaters and museums, keeping passenger buses off the roads, and closing restaurants and markets.

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On March 21, the Gujarat government announced the partial closure in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, and ordered that all non-essential stores and establishments remain closed until March 25.

It was also decided that government offices will operate with 50% of class III and IV employees working on a rotating basis until March 29, although the rule will not apply to essential services of local self-government institutions and those who work to control the coronavirus.

The essential services of municipal corporations, panchayat offices, Internet phone, IT, banks, media houses, bank clearing houses, ATMs, transportation services, fuel pumps, stores selling food will continue to operate.

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After taking stock of the coronavirus situation in the state and in neighboring states, the state government announced the closure until March 31 in the city of Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Kalaburagi, Dharwad, Chikkaballapura, Kodagu , Belagavi, the nine districts where COVID -19 cases have been reported.

In these districts, apart from essential services like medicine, groceries and agriculture, all other commercial activities will be under “closure”.

Public transportation will continue to be closed until March 23 throughout the state as well, and all CA bus services will not operate until March 31.

On March 22, the state government took a drastic measure to seal all state borders by sea and highway.



The Chhattisgarh government ordered the closure of all its offices, except those providing essential and emergency services, until March 31. Additionally, all bus services, interstate and municipal services have been suspended.

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In Odisha, Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a “near total” closure in five districts and eight other prominent cities for a week starting Sunday morning.

These districts and cities were identified as more than 3,000 residents have returned to these places from abroad in recent days.



The Bihar government ordered the closure of bus services, restaurants and banquet halls across the state until March 31.

It has also enforced closure at all district headquarters, municipal cities, and block headquarters until the end of the month.


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The Goa government imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure statewide to ban large gatherings.

The state government has also issued an order prohibiting interstate transportation, except for the supply of basic goods, from Saturday night onwards.

Private events, including weddings, have also been banned in Goa until further requests.



The Telangana government has announced several measures, including the closure of all educational institutions (from elementary school to university), training centers and summer camps until March 31.



The state government ordered a “closure” of the city from March 23 (6 am) to March 31 (midnight).

Previously, the Delhi government issued a directive on the immediate closure of gyms, spas and other similar facilities until March 31.

The government also announced the closure of major shopping centers, restaurants, markets.


Arunachal Pradesh

The state government has closed weekly markets and movie theaters, in addition to suspending the problem of Interior Line Permits for people coming from other states and Protected Area Permits for foreign tourists.


Jammu and Kashmir

Educational institutions across Kashmir have been closed, while all public places, including gyms, parks, clubs and restaurants, have been closed.

On March 21, the administration
close markets in Srinagar as a measure to control the spread of
coronavirus. Management also approved an order for its employees to attend offices every other week.



Punjab authorities have ordered the complete closure of several districts in the coming days. The districts are Jalandhar, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Bathinda and Nawanshahr, which witnessed the highest positive cases.

Only one person in a family could move to take advantage of essential services. All commercial establishments, except those that sell essential items, would be closed.

In Patiala, the complete closure has been until March 24, while in Bathinda it is until March 27.

All establishments in Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur districts have been closed until midnight on March 25, while in Kapurthala district from Monday onwards, as a precautionary measure.

There is a ban on gathering more than 20 people across the state.


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The state government ordered the closure of a number of public places, including restaurants, bars, clubs, amusement parks, massage parlors, museums and zoos, until March 31.

The city’s largest pet market on Galiff Street was also closed for the next two weeks.

The West Bengal Department of Higher Education announced that ongoing class 12 exams in the state have been postponed until April 15.

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The Mizoram government on Saturday ordered a “partial closure” in all districts of the state until March 29.

The restrictions will be in effect in all districts from March 22 to March 29. All stores except pharmacies and those that sell basic products will be closed during the period. All commercial and private vehicles, including two-wheeled taxis, will not be able to circulate during the period. However, ambulances, fire and emergency services, vehicles used for law enforcement and by accredited journalists will be allowed.



On March 21, the state government ordered a “total closure” in the state, with the exception of essential services, until March 31.

All government offices, shopping malls, factories, public transportation, etc. they will remain closed during the period.

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