State-wise guidelines in view of increasing Covid cases
In the wake of surging Covid cases, states have resorted to imposing weekend curfews and night curfews in an attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus infection
In the wake of surging Covid cases, states have resorted to imposing weekend curfews and night curfews in an attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus infection.
Check COVID-19 developments across states:
Delhi: Delhi became the first major metro to impose a weekend curfew on January 4. All services, except shops selling essential items such as groceries, will be shut over the weekend. Government employees will work from home, while private offices will remain open with 50 per cent capacity.
Bihar: Bihar imposed a statewide night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am with effect from January 6 to January 21.
Karnataka: In Karnataka, weekend curfew from 10pm on Friday to 6am on Monday was announced for two weeks. This will be in addition to the 10pm-to-6am night curfew.
Chhattisgarh: imposed a statewide ban on all kinds of processions, rallies, public gatherings, social, cultural and sports events.
Punjab: State government imposed night curfew from 10pm to 5am till January 15. It ordered closure of all educational institutes, sports complexes and gyms. Malls, pubs, bars can open at 50% capacity.
UP: Government closed all schools up to Class X till January 14. Also, extended the night curfew timings for two hours, starting January 6.
Haryana: State government imposed strict guidelines in five districts that include Gurugram, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat. Both government and private offices will work with 50 per cent attendance. Malls and the markets have been allowed to open till 5 PM. Cinema halls, sports complexes and swimming pools will remain closed. These guidelines will continue till January 12.
Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian confirmed that a total lockdown will be imposed throughout the state on Sunday, January 9.