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NEW DELHI: A year after the country’s first coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed, restrictions have been re-imposed in several states.
As cases spiral out of control across the country, overnight curfews have been imposed in several states. Some states have introduced weekend closures to limit the movement of people.

Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, where the pandemic has infected more than 6.5 lakh people, the weekend lockdown has been implemented in addition to the full nighttime curfew. The state government has asked people to avoid social gatherings and has closed restaurants.
On Saturday, Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray indicated the imposition of a strict lockdown on the state given the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases, according to some ministers and a senior BJP leader who attended a gathering of all. the parties.
Delhi
The national capital continued to witness an exponential increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks and the Delhi government will put in place some more restrictions in the coming days. The state government has already imposed a night curfew in the city between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. But it’s still not going to close.
The government also ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the city.
Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that district magistrates should assess the number of Covid cases in the district and decide on the night curfew at their level. But before such a situation arises, the district administration must arrange for any public event or wedding ceremony to be completed by 9 pm.
Madhya pradesh
Streets and markets in most Madhya Pradesh cities looked deserted on Saturday, uncharacteristic for the weekend, when a 60-hour shutdown began to take effect. The shutdown went into effect at 6 p.m. Friday.
Gujarat
The Gujarat government is not in favor of imposing a lockdown on the state considering its impact on the poor despite the increase in positive coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.
However, it welcomed the voluntary imposition of closures at the local level by towns or market associations in cities.
“The state government is not willing to impose a blockade on the state considering the problems faced by the poor. We have already imposed a curfew of 10 hours a day to restrict the unnecessary movement of people,” Rupani said when asked if The government was thinking of curbing a blockade given the increase in cases.
Karnataka
The 11-day ‘crown curfew’ will go into effect in some districts of Karnataka, including the state capital, starting Saturday night to contain the spread of the coronavirus and only essential services, patients and patients. passengers could participate.
The state government had announced a nightly curfew between 10 pm and 5 am every day from April 10 to 20 in the cities of Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru and Udupi-Manipal.
Apart from this, the curfew will be in effect in other prominent cities and district headquarters, the government said.
Rajasthan
To prevent the increase in Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot imposed a nightly curfew in nine cities in Rajasthan from Saturday to April 30.
According to an order from the Rajasthan government, it read: “Night curfew was imposed in 9 cities: Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Abu Road from 20:00 to 06:00 Until April 30. ”
Odisha
The Odisha government asked people to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines to avoid lockdown.
In a video message to the people of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the ‘Abhijan (Unity) Mask’ is thrown to avoid unpleasant situations such as lockdown, lockdown and curfew, which harm people’s livelihoods.
“Now the second wave of Covid-19 cases has begun. Closures, closings, and nighttime curfews have been imposed in many states. But we can stop the infection without even a shutdown if we adhere to Covid-19 protocols and use masks properly, “he said.
Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand cabinet decided on Friday to impose a nightly curfew on Dehradun municipal boundaries amid rising Covid-19 cases.
The curfew will be implemented in the city from 10 pm to 5 am. Apart from this, the cabinet also decided to close schools in Dehradun, Haridwar and Haldwani from classes 1 to 12. The night curfew will take effect from Saturday.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The South Andaman district administration has decided to impose a nightly curfew on the district from April 10 given the recent increase in Covid-19 cases and also to contain the spread of the virus.
Bihar
Taking into account the strong second wave of the coronavirus, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to close all educational institutions until April 18. It has also said that retail business establishments will only be open until 7pm for the rest of this month.
While interacting with reporters in Patna, the prime minister said that the second wave of coronavirus is stronger and is spreading rapidly in rural and urban areas.
“We have imposed a partial closure and a night curfew to stop the transmission of the corona in the state. We have witnessed that the virus is infecting school children more this time. Therefore, all educational institutes , including schools, universities and training centers, will be closed until April 18. We will make a further decision on their opening after the assessment of the situation, “said Kumar.
Haryana
Haryana Prime Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Friday the closure of schools for classes 1-8 until April 30 amid a spike in Covid-19 cases across the state.
Khattar chaired an annual meeting of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) here.
“We are monitoring the situation in the state and we are focusing more on testing rather than ‘night curfew’ or ‘lockdown’. In the coming days, the government will increase testing in markets, shopping malls, bus stops , railway stations to contain the spread of the coronavirus. We do not have to panic, but we must work hard to combat the pandemic and comply with Covid guidelines, “said the Chief Minister.
(With inputs from agencies)

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