8th May, 2021
Many states including Karnataka, Kerala have announced a lockdown to curb the second wave of the Corona epidemic. While statewide curfew has been imposed in Goa, lockdowns have been announced in Telangana and Mizoram. The Tamil Nadu government has announced a 10-week to two-week lockdown to prevent the spread of corona. Lockdown has also been imposed in the Latur district of Maharashtra. The Karnataka government has announced the entire lockdown for two weeks. Under this, there will be a lockdown for six months on May 10 from six in the morning to May 24.
Giving information about this decision, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said that during the lockdown, food and vegetable shops will be open from 6 am to 10 am. A nine-day lockdown is being held in Kerala from May 8. Chief Minister P Vijayan said that during this time the government will continue to give kits to all ration card holders. Stringent measures will be taken to control the movement of people in the lockdown.
Statewide curfew in Goa, lockdown announced in Mizoram
A strict, statewide curfew is being imposed in Goa from May 9 to 23. Giving information about this, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that essential commodities shops and grocery shops will be open from seven in the morning to one in the afternoon. Drug shops will be open normally. A six-day lockdown has been announced in Latur district of Maharashtra from May 8.
An official said that the administration has taken this decision to curb the spread of corona virus. The Telangana government has extended the night curfew for another week. Now it will be effective from 9 pm to 5 am till 15 May. The state government has also issued an order to not allow the crowd to gather at wedding ceremonies and funerals.
In Mizoram too, the state government has decided to impose a seven-day lockdown from May 10 to stop the spread of the virus. An order issued by the state government stated that during the lockdown, no person would be allowed to leave the house in the capital or district headquarters.
Mini lockdown imposed in Bengal
Soon after taking oath as Chief Minister in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has announced a lockdown like restrictions in the state. To prevent corona infection, where it has been decided to stop the movement of local trains in the state, the shops will also open for a few hours only. Announcing the restrictions, Mamata Banerjee said that we have to take some steps in view of the situation of Covid-19.
Wearing a mask is mandatory, so only 50 percent employees will be present in the offices of the state government. The private sector has been asked to provide work from home, while only 50 percent of the employees can stay in the office. Shopping complex, gym, cinema halls, beauty parlor will remain closed. Social and political mobilization will also be banned.
Lockdown till 10 May in Delhi
The corona virus lockdown in Delhi has been extended until May 10. In Delhi, it was decided to extend the lockdown for one week last week. The national capital has been under lockdown since April 19 and will continue till May 10.
Lockdown extended in UP till May 10
In view of the ever increasing case in UP, the Yogi government has extended the Corona curfew till Monday. There was a Corona curfew on 6 May (till 7 am on Thursday), now it has been increased to 7 May on 10 May. In this way, a lockdown has been announced for the entire week. The government has directed all district administration to speed up vaccination and sanitization in villages.
Bihar also has lockdown till May 15
Keeping in mind the ever increasing cases of Corona, the Bihar government has decided to put a lockdown in Bihar from May 5 to May 15. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave the information of this decision of the government on Tuesday through a tweet. During this period, all offices, shops, commercial and private establishments of the state government will remain closed. Essential food items, fruits, vegetables, meat-fish, milk and PDS shops will open from 7 am to 11 am. Unnecessary traffic will be completely restricted. Only those who travel by rail, aircraft or other long distance will be able to use public transport. All schools, colleges, coaching, training and educational institutions will remain closed. Restaurants and food shops will remain closed. All types of events will be banned.
Complete lockdown from 10 to 24 in Rajasthan
The Rajasthan government has also announced a strict lockdown in the state. The lockdown is being implemented from May 10 to 24 to prevent a second wave of epidemic in the state. Everything will be closed except essential services. In view of the increasing cases, strict restrictions have been imposed in Tamil Nadu from 4 o'clock on Thursday morning, which will remain in effect till May 20. Under this, only frontline workers connected with emergency services have been allowed to travel in suburban trains. Government offices have been asked to work with 50 percent staff. Public vehicles including the metro will also run with a capacity of 50 percent. All shops except grocery and vegetable shops will remain closed. However, they will also not be allowed to open in the shopping complex.
Lockdown extended in Chhattisgarh till May 15
In Chhattisgarh, the lockdown was again extended till 15 May on Tuesday. It has been said to increase the duration of lockdown and provide some relief and relaxation in view of the convenience of common people. Raipur and Durg districts, where the infection is under some degree of control, have been given additional leeway in both these districts. Under the guideline permission has been given to open the grocery shops of mohallas, but the shops will remain open till five o'clock in the evening. There will be a complete lockdown on Sunday. During this time all shops will remain closed except for essential services.
Lockdown till 15 May in Maharashtra
Maharashtra imposed curfew-like lockdown and restrictions on movement of people with prohibitory orders on April 5. Restrictions have since been extended to 15 May. Private offices have been asked to insist on work from home only. Problems can be caused by the complete shutdown of buses and trains. Therefore, how to use them is still being considered. The government is also contemplating the imposition of demolition. That is, permission has to be taken to go out of the district.
Night curfew increased in Tamil Nadu
As per the forthcoming order of the Tamil Nadu government, all cinema halls, multiplexes, theaters, gyms, entertainment clubs, bars, auditoriums, meeting halls and other similar venues will remain closed until further orders. Chennai Metro Rail will be allowed to operate ScaleTel service during the lockdown on Sunday. Private and public bus transport operations will not be allowed inside the state and from other states. Autos, taxis and private vehicles will be permitted only for medical emergencies and for rail, air passengers. Agitation will be allowed for essential services in the night curfew.
Lockdown till 19 May in Odisha
In Odisha, lockdown has been imposed till May 19. The 15-day lockdown in Odisha will continue in Odisha from Wednesday to May 19. Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi said that shops of ration, fish, meat, milk etc. will be open from 6 to 12 in the morning. Vaccination work and corona testing work will continue. The police will not stop such people from traveling.
Restrictions in Punjab till 15 May
Apart from measures like mini lockdown, weekend lockdown, there are extensive restrictions and the night curfew will remain in force till 15 May.