In view of the decreasing cases of coronavirus in the country, the state governments are giving relief to the people by relaxing the corona restrictions. However, there are many states which have extended the restrictions. In view of the increasing cases of the corona, the Assam government has announced to extend the restrictions issued in 5 districts of the state Jorhat, Golaghat, Vishwanath, Sonitpur and Lakhimpur for another week. The Uttarakhand government is also contemplating extending the corona curfew till July 27, while the Gujarat government has given permission to open swimming pools and water parks with 60 percent capacity following the corona-related protocol.
Complete lockdown in five districts of Assam
State Health Minister Keshav Mahanta said that due to the high positivity rate of Covid-19 in five districts of Assam, the complete lockdown will continue, while the movement of people to and from other districts of the state will remain suspended. These five districts Jorhat, Golaghat, Sonitpur, Vishwanath and Lakhimpur were declared as containment zones on 7 July due to the increasing cases of corona. Though restrictions have been partially eased in Goalpara and Morigaon due to slight improvement in the situation, complete lockdown will continue in the other five districts. There will be round the clock curfew in these five districts. The new instructions will come into effect from 5 am on Tuesday and will remain in force till further orders.
Air passengers exempted from RT-PCR
The Uttarakhand government will extend the Covid-19 curfew till July 27. Along with this, the state government will allow air travelers who have taken both the doses of the vaccine to enter the state without RT-PCR or rapid antigen test report. As per the latest relaxation issued by the government, the people of Uttarakhand are no longer required to carry RT-PCR or rapid antigen-negative test reports for traveling from plain to hilly districts in the state. Multiplexes and water parks in the state can now operate with 50 per cent occupancy.
Water parks, swimming pools open in Gujarat
Water parks and swimming pools will open in Gujarat from today. In a statement issued by the Information Department of the state government, it has been said that from July 20, swimming pools and water parks across the state will be able to operate with 60 percent capacity by following the Corona related protocol. As per the order, night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 6 am in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Jamnagar. With regard to bus transport, public and private transport non AC buses can operate with 100 percent capacity but passengers will not be allowed to travel standing in these buses. All drivers and conductors must mandatorily receive the first dose of vaccination.
Haryana extended the lockdown till 26 July
The Haryana government has increased the coronavirus lockdown in the state. It has been extended for one more week from July 19 (from 5 am) to July 26 (from 5 am) in the state. Apart from this, restaurants, bars and clubs have been allowed to open for one hour and till 11 pm. As per the order, restaurants and bars, including hotels and malls, are allowed to open from 10 am to 11 pm with 50 per cent seating capacity under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It said that gyms are allowed to open from 6 am to 9 pm with 50 per cent capacity. Night curfew will be in place in the state from 11 pm to 5 am on all days of the week. Earlier its timing was from 10 pm to 5 am.
permission to open cinema halls in karnataka
The Karnataka government has allowed theaters to open on Sunday, further relaxing the lockdown rules related to Covid-19. Along with this, the duration of night curfew has also been reduced by one hour from July 19. Higher educational institutions like colleges and universities have also been allowed to start from July 26. The order states that theaters will be allowed to function with 50 percent audience after following the Covid-19 protocol. On the reopening of colleges and universities, the government said only those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine will be allowed to attend classes.
lockdown again in Mizoram
The Mizoram government has again imposed a seven-day complete lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation area, two weeks after easing restrictions in view of rising cases of Covid-19. An official order states that this lockdown will be in force from July 18 to midnight of July 24. Lockdown or other stringent restrictions may be imposed in other parts of the state depending on the pandemic situation. The Mizoram government had relaxed restrictions in the AMC area from June 30.