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Closure restrictions are extended in Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand | India News


NEW DELHI / PATNA: The lockdown was extended in Bihar and Himachal Pradesh on Monday through the end of May, while Uttarakhand also decided to continue the Covid-induced curfew, as several states said the restrictions have led to an improvement in the situation of the pandemic.
Union states and territories began imposing restrictions from mid-April for varying periods when the deadly second wave of coronavirus hit the country and most of them have now extended the restrictions until the end of this month to slow the spread of the infection. and the increasing deaths. they have crossed the three lakh mark.
The Union Health Ministry said on Monday that a steady decline in daily new Covid-19 cases has been observed since the past 17 days in India.
New Covid-19 infections in the country fell to 2,22,315, the lowest in around 38 days, bringing the total count of coronavirus cases to 2,67,52,447, while the death toll rose. to 3,03,720 with 4,454 recent deaths, according to Ministry data updated at 8 am Monday.
India had registered 2,17,353 new infections on April 16.
Active cases fell to 27,20,716, representing 10.17 percent of total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 88.69 percent.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 2,37,28,011, while the fatality rate increased to 1.14 percent, according to the data.
The government of Nitish Kumar extended until June 1 the blockade that has been in force for almost a month in Bihar.
“The blockade has had a good impact and there has been a decrease in contagion from the crown. Therefore, the decision has been made to continue with the blockade until June 1,” Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tweeted after to chair a high-level meeting called to review the pandemic situation in the state.
More than four lakh people have been infected and more than 2,000 have lost their lives since April, when the devastating second wave hit the state.
The Uttarakhand government extended the Covid-19-related curfew period, which was due to end on Tuesday morning, until June 1.
The Himachal Pradesh government has extended the state’s crown curfew until May 31, an official spokesman said.
The decision to extend the curfew until 6 a.m. on May 31 was made at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Jai Ram Thakur here on Monday, he added.
With the Covid-19 positivity rate dropping to less than five percent in five districts of Madhya Pradesh, the state government has allowed “restricted relaxations” in the crown curfew in those districts as of Monday, said a high Commissioner.
Based on the experience in these districts, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur and Bhind, a strategy to implement a gradual unlocking process will be considered from June 1, the Additional Chief Secretary (Home), the Dr. Rajesh Rajora.
Restricted relaxations have been allowed as the coronavirus positivity rate in these districts is less than five percent. The relaxations are applicable from May 24 to 31, “he said.
All government offices in these five districts will be able to operate with 100 percent officers and 25 percent other employees. Commodity stores will be open throughout the day in these districts.
The Chandigarh administration also decided to allow all stores to open, in addition to announcing that it will continue with the night and weekend curfew in the city.
“All stores will be allowed to remain open from 9 am to 3 pm,” an official statement here said. The decision was made in the wake of the decline in Covid-19 cases and the demand from merchants and shopkeepers who were suffering due to the closure of their stores.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said the daily infection rate has dropped by 50 percent, but until there is a single death in the state, the war against the second wave will not end.
The government is making every effort to save both “livelihoods and lives” and will soon decide on the shutdown, which is scheduled to end on May 27, he said.
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday that the ongoing blockade in the national capital will continue for another week, saying that the “unblocking” process will start from May 31 in a phased manner if the number of cases Covid-19 continues to decline. .
The Rajasthan government, which extended the coronavirus lockdown for 15 days until June 8, had also said that the state may allow some relaxations in business activities starting June 1 in districts where the Covid-19 situation will show a significant improvement.
By extending the lockdown until May 31, the Haryana government said positivity and mortality rates should be lowered further, although it allowed for some sidewalk relaxations.
Here’s a look at the coronavirus-induced restrictions / lockdowns imposed by union states and territories:
* Delhi is closed from April 19 to May 31.
* Haryana, who has been on lockdown since May 3, has extended it to May 31.
* The Chandigarh administration has imposed overnight and weekend curfew restrictions until May 31.
* Punjab has extended all existing Covid restrictions in the state until May 31, including the night curfew.
* Uttar Pradesh had extended the partial coronavirus curfew until 7 a.m. on May 31.
* Bihar imposed a blockade on May 4 that has now been extended until June 1.
* Jharkhand had extended lockdown-like restrictions with stricter provisions until May 27.
* Odisha is locked up until June 1.
* The West Bengal government announced a full shutdown from May 16-30.
* Rajasthan has extended the blockade until June 8.
* Madhya Pradesh has extended the ‘crown curfew’ in the 52 districts of the state for different durations until May 31.
* Gujarat has extended the night curfew in 36 cities of the state until May 28. However, daytime restrictions were relaxed and shops, shopping malls, commercial establishments and other commercial activities were allowed between 9 am and 3 pm.
* The Chhattisgarh government has asked the authorities of the 28 districts to extend the Covid-19 shutdown until May 31.
* Kerala has extended the total blockade, which was to end on May 23 until May 30.
* Tamil Nadu has extended the blockade, which was to end on May 24, one more week.
* Puducherry has imposed the blockade until May 31.
* Karnataka has announced an extension of the lockdown for two weeks from May 24 to June 7.
* Telangana has extended the blockade until May 30.
* Andhra Pradesh has extended the curfew until May 31.
* The Goa government has imposed a curfew until May 31.
* Maharashtra has extended lockdown restrictions until June 1.
Assam ordered on May 12 the closure of all offices, religious sites and weekly markets for 15 days in urban and semi-urban areas of the state. It has stopped all interdistrict transportation services and the movement of people across the state for 15 days starting May 21.
* Nagaland has extended the lockdown until May 31.
* Mizoram has extended the blockade, which was imposed in Aizawl and other locations in the district, until May 31.
* Arunachal Pradesh has imposed a complete lockdown on Anjaw, Dibang Valley, Lower Subansiri, Lohit and Tawang districts and the Capital Complex Region until May 31.
* The Manipur government has imposed a curfew in seven districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Ukhrul, Thoubal, Kakching and Churachandpur until May 28.
* Meghalaya extended the lockdown in the hardest-hit East Khasi Hills district until May 31.
* Tripura has imposed a night curfew from May 19 to May 26.
* The Sikkim government decided to put a stop to a complete blockade in the small Himalayan state from May 17 to 24.
* The Jammu and Kashmir administration has extended the crown curfew until May 31 morning.
* Uttarakhand has imposed a strict Covid curfew until June 1.
* Himachal Pradesh has extended the coronavirus-induced curfew in the state until May 31.

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