All states and most union territories across India have imposed restrictions in some form or another to curb the alarming rise in coronavirus infections. At this rate, India is virtually in a mini-lockdown of sorts, with non-essential activities/movement either partially or completely restricted. With the exception of two union territories: Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep, all 28 states and the remaining 6 union territories have varying degrees of curbs or restrictions in place. Lakshadweep too had a night curfew in place a few weeks back but there are no recent reports on whether that continues still.
Here’s CNBC-TV18’s daily round-up of the restrictions imposed across states and union territories.
NORTHERN & CENTRAL REGION
Jammu & Kashmir: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has extended the lockdown in all 20 districts till May 17. The order has put all 20 districts under ‘corona curfew,' including Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Jammu, Kathua, Reasi, Udhampur, Bandipora, Kupwara, Shopian, Rajouri, Poonch, Samba, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban.
Uttar Pradesh: The state has decided to extend the existing curfew further until May 17 as infections continue to rise. On April 29, UP had announced that weekend lockdowns will also cover Mondays, and on May 3 it was extended till May 6.
Uttarakhand: The government of Uttarakhand on Sunday imposed a state-wide week-long ‘COVID-19 Curfew’. State Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal said the curfew will remain in force between 6 am on May 11 and 6 am on May 18. Essential services will be allowed during this period. Interstate travellers will now have to produce negative RT-PCR result not older than 72 hours and will have to register themselves on the Dehradun administration’s portal.
Haryana: The ongoing lockdown in the state has been extended till May 17 now, with more stringent restrictions in place. Earlier, a week-long complete lockdown was imposed from May 3 till May 9, which has now been extended.
Delhi: The ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been extended by another week, up to May 17 morning. Metro trains will not operate during the period, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday. Marriages can only be held at home or court with not more than 20 people.
Bihar: The Bihar government imposed a statewide lockdown until May 15. Selective services like district administrative services, police, civil defence, sanitation, fire brigade, water supply, health services are exempted, and banks, insurance offices, and ATMs will continue to function. Essential supply shops will also remain open, while restaurants and eateries will be closed for dine-in services.
Punjab: The Punjab government announced new restrictions, in addition to the earlier ones, which will remain in effect till 15 May. Anybody arriving in Punjab must have a negative Covid-19 report, which is not more than 72-hour old. All educational institutions will remain closed. All establishments/shops selling non-essential items will remain shut. Those dealing in medicines and essential items like milk, bread, vegetables, fruits, dairy and poultry products like eggs, meat, and mobile repair will be allowed.
Chandigarh: Chandigarh Administration on Monday decided to extend the present corona curfew by another one week until May 18. Non-essential shops to remain closed, gathering at weddings capped at 20, funerals 10; day time movement is allowed, but the administration has advised residents to avoid non-essential travel
Rajasthan: The Rajasthan government has imposed a two-week lockdown across the state between 10 and 24 May. Wedding functions have been prohibited till May 31. Barring emergency vehicles, no other vehicle, both private and public transport, are not permitted. Essential goods supply will be exempted.
Jharkhand: The state’s government’s restrictions, first imposed on April 22 as "Health Safety Week", have been extended and remain in place until May 13. During the period, the shops are open till 2 pm and people are allowed to travel till 3 pm. Cinema halls, multiplexes, stadiums, gymnasiums, swimming pools and parks, among others, are also closed. Agriculture, industries and mining operations are functioning. Essential and emergency services are exempted.
Chhattisgarh: The Chhattisgarh government last week allowed collectors to extend lockdown till May 15 to contain the spike in Covid-19 cases. During this period, agriculture shops, godowns will be open and movement of fertiliser trucks will be allowed, standalone grocery outlets can remain open or operate via home delivery. It recently restarted online delivery of liquor after nine people died after allegedly consuming an alcohol-based homoeopathy medicine as a substitute for liquor in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh.
Madhya Pradesh: The Madhya Pradesh government has announced a complete lockdown in the state till May 15. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the state can't remain open with an 18 per cent case positivity rate. All essential services will remain open. Non-essential services such as malls, theatres, gym, spa, beauty parlour, religious places, etc, will remain closed.
Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh has not announced a full lockdown, but a similar “coronavirus curfew” which will remain in place till May 17. All shops, except those dealing with daily needs and essential commodities, will remain closed while the public transport will remain suspended till further orders. Private vehicles will only be allowed in case of emergency services.
Ladakh: Leh and Kargil have imposed additional restrictions in the districts to contain the spread of coronavirus. Kargil under night curfew from 9 pm to 7 am daily, and Leh has imposed a weekend lockdown, according to reports.
Mizoram: The Mizoram government on Friday announced a 7-day "total lockdown" from May 10 to May 17, where no resident of the capital and district headquarters towns will be allowed to come out of their homes. Shops dealing with essential commodities, vegetables and etc will be opened only on Thursday till 5 pm in these towns, the order said. Aizawl and district headquarters are currently in lockdown. All district magistrates will impose night curfew in their respective district headquarter towns between 7 pm and 4 am, the order said.
Nagaland: Nagaland on Tuesday announced a 7-day total lockdown from May 14 amid a surge in COVID cases
Sikkim: Sikkim has a night curfew in place from May 6 to May 16. Business establishments allowed to remain open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays, but remain completely shut on Saturdays and Sundays. Pharmacies, shops selling essential commodities and milk outlets permitted to remain open.
Meghalaya: The Meghalaya government has decided to continue lockdown in East Khasi Hills till May 17. Essential commodities allowed with strict SOPs. Banks and post office will open with limited employees. Home delivery will continue, and construction sites where labourers stay within premises would be allowed.
Tripura: Night curfew restrictions in force in Agartala Municipal Corporation, all local urban bodies from 6pm to 5am the next day.
Arunachal Pradesh: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Friday announced a seven-day lockdown in the Itanagar Capital Region from May 10 onwards. The government has also advanced the night curfew timings by a few hours. It will remain in place from 6:30 pm to 5 am starting May 8 and will continue till May 31.
Manipur: Manipur has announced a complete curfew in 7 districts from May 8 to May 17 amid Covid surge. Curfew imposed in the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul.
Assam: Night curfew in place in the state from 6 pm to 5 am. The state government has ordered all shop and business establishments to be shut by 2 pm. All government and private offices will also shut down by 2 pm.
West Bengal: Movement of local trains suspended. State transport, including the Kolkata Metro, will function at only 50 per cent capacity. Shopping complexes, gyms, cinema halls, beauty parlours etc have also been ordered shut. Banks have been allowed to operate from 10 am to 2 pm while jewellery shops can remain open from 12 pm to 3 pm.
Odisha: Odisha has a statewide lockdown in place. The 14-day-long lockdown began on May 5 and will continue till May 19. Public buses, intra-State movement of individuals, educational institutions, exhibition or trade fairs, taxis, theatres, salons, sports and entertainment complexes and political gatherings have been prohibited.
Kerala: The entire State of Kerala is under lockdown from 8 May to 16 May. According to the guidelines, offices of the central and state government and their autonomous and subordinate offices along with public corporations will be closed. All commercial and private establishments will be closed. Ration shops, shops selling food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat and fish are also exempted. Banks, insurance and financial services can operate from 10 am to 1 pm.
Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu government has imposed a complete lockdown for two weeks across the State between May 10 and May 24 to combat the spread of the virus. All establishments, except groceries, essential supply outlets to remain shut. Essential supply outlets to function till 12 noon, banks will operate at 50 percent capacity.
Karnataka: The state has imposed a complete 14-day long statewide lockdown from May 10 to May 24, but essential services and supplies will be allowed. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed. All public places like cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, playgrounds, swimming pools, parks, clubs, theatres and bars will remain shut.
Telangana: Telangana cabinet has decided to impose a lockdown in the State from 10 am on May 12 (Wednesday) for ten days. However, there would be relaxation for all the activities from 6 AM to 10 AM daily.
Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh had announced a partial curfew from May 6 for two weeks until May 18. The state had earlier imposed a night curfew.
Puducherry: Puducherry on Saturday announced a complete lockdown to contain the spread of the viral disease in the Union Territory. The restriction will come into effect from May 10 and remain in force until May 24. Provision stores, vegetable shops, shops dealing with food, groceries, meat, fish animal fodder will be permitted to function till 12 noon without air-conditioning facility. All beaches, parks, gardens will be closed for the public on all days.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands: All tourist spots, cinema halls etc have been shut down for a month from April 22 onwards. A night curfew has also been imposed.
Goa: After a ten-fold rise in infections over the past month, Goa announced a state-wide curfew from May 9 to May 24. Casinos, bars, shops selling non-essential goods, sports complexes, auditoria, community halls, river cruises, water parks, gyms, salons, massage parlours, cinema halls, swimming pools, schools, educational institutions, colleges, weekly markets, fish markets and local panchayat markets will remain closed. While restaurants will remain closed, their kitchens have been allowed to operate for providing food deliveries.
Maharashtra: The state with the largest number of Covid infections remains under lockdown-like restrictions until May 15. Shops selling essential supplies can remain open from 7 am to 11 am, and only home deliveries are allowed through the rest of the day. All other non essential services, movement has been curbed. A negative RT-PCR is required for passengers travelling to the state from places marked as ‘sensitive origin’.
Gujarat: Gujarat has imposed a night curfew in 29 cities, besides other restrictions on movement and gathering at public places until May 12.
(Edited by : Priyanka Rathi)
First Published: IST