Coronavirus Lockdown: List of States under Corona Curfew / Lockdown- What will be open?

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Coronavirus Lockdown: The Delhi government has issued an order extending the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown till June 7 along with some relaxations, especially in  manufacturing/production units and construction works to provide relief to migrant workers.

Uttar Pradesh has also announced an extension of Corona curfew for one more week till June 7th along with partial relation in restrictions.  Odisha has also announced extension of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown for 16 more days till June 17th.  

Besides these states ,  several others facing similar situations have resorted to local restrictions to break the chain of transmission and reduce the load on the medical infrastructure as the second wave of COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the nation.  

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1. Delhi begins Unlock, existing curbs extended till June 7th

The Delhi government on May 29, 2021 issued an order extending the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown till June 7 along with some relaxations. The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced earlier that the national capital will start to “unlock” from May 31st. 

While the existing curbs will continue till 5 am on June 7, operations of manufacturing/production units within closed premises in approved industrial areas along with construction activities within their work sites has been allowed. 

The Delhi CM said that daily-wage laborers and migrant workers are one of the most vulnerable sections during a lockdown, hence, construction and factory-related work will be resumed first.

2. Maharashtra Curfew

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said in a live address on May 29, 2021 that the lockdown like curbs in Maharashtra will continue for 15 more days, till June 15. 

He stated that the state’s COVID-19 figures are still high but the death rate has gone down as compared to the first wave. He added that the state is putting in place restrictions and not a strict lockdown. 

Thackeray announced that unlocking will be done in a graded manner.

What will be the restrictions?

• All essential shops will be allowed to operate between 7 AM and 2 PM, as opposed to earlier 7am-11am. 

• Delivery of Non-essential items through e-commerce along with essential items may be allowed in such districts.

• There will be restrictions on movement after 3 pm except for medical emergencies. 

• All government offices can function with 25 percent attendance. These do not include those involved directly for COVID work. 

• All agriculture sector-related shops can remain open till 2 PM on weekdays. 

• No restrictions for cargo movements and deliveries to shops and establishments beyond permitted time. 

• No serving of any customers beyond permitted times over the counter.

3. Uttar Pradesh Curfew

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has announced an extension of Corona curfew for one more week till June 7th along with partial relation in restrictions. 

The Corona curfew will continue in 20 districts that have more than 600 active cases including -Lucknow, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarnagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Jhansi, Prayagraj, Jaunpur, Sonbhadra, Baghpat, Moradabad, Ghazipur, Bijnor and Deoria.

In the remaining 55 districts, shops will be allowed to open with strict safety protocols from 7 am to 7 pm. Night curfew will though continue to remain in force in the entire state and there will also be weekend closure.

What will be open?

The private firms will be allowed to function with limited attendance. Restaurants will be allowed to open for home delivery.

Roadside eateries on the highway can also open.

What will be closed?

Coaching centres, shopping malls, gyms and swimming pools will remain closed. All educational centres will remain closed.

4. Kerala Lockdown

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on May 29, 2021 extended the statewide Covid lockdown by 10 more days till June 9th. The government had earlier extended the curbs till the end of this month. 

However, few  restrictions have been eased such as shops can now open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday till 5 pm. Industries have also been allowed to open with a minimum number of workers.

The triple lockdown that had been imposed in Malappuram has been withdrawn. It was one of the four districts that were placed under a triple lockdown initially. The triple lockdown in other three districts- Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur were lifted on May 21st.

The state had initially announced a total lockdown from May 8 to May 16th, which is being extended ever since.

5. Jharkhand Lockdown

Jharkhand has extended the state lockdown till June 3rd to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. The ongoing restrictions were supposed to end on May 27. 

The Hemant Soren government has been calling the lockdown-like restrictions as ‘Swastha Suraksha Saptha’.

Key Decisions 

•Movement of people will not be allowed aross the state except with an e-pass. However, state government officials, media people and factory workers and officials of big public and private enterprises have been exempted from the rule. 

•People going to Jharkhand will have to undergo 7-day home or institutional quarantine. Those leaving the state within 72 hours have been exempted from the measure.

•Cinema theatres, swimming pools, gyms, parks and stadiums will remain shut. 

•State secretariat to function with 33 per cent staff till 2 pm.

•Agriculture, industries and mining operations allowed to function. 

•Inter and intra state buses will not be operational. 

•Indoor and outdoor congregations with more than five people will continue to be prohibited.

•Education centres/ coaching institutions will remain closed, all examinations have been postponed.

6. Telangana Curfew

The Telangana government had announced a 10-day lockdown from May 12, 2021. The lockdown was further extended till May 30th. The state cabinet is expected to meet on May 30 to discuss several issues, including further extension of the ongoing lockdown.

What will be open?

•Only essential services will be allowed during curfew such as pharmacies, diagnostic labs and hospitals.

•Print and electronic media, internet services, telecommunications, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT enabled services, petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, petroleum and gas outlets, power generation, transmission and distribution, water supply and sanitation, cold storage and warehousing services, private security services, and production units or services which require continuous process have been exempted from the nigh curfew. 

•E-commerce delivery will be allowed for all goods. 

•Certain category of people will be allowed to move around after 9 pm including media person, healthcare professionals, essential service providers and paramedics and providers of other hospital services. 

7. Andhra Pradesh Curfew

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to extend the state curfew till May 31st in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. The curfew had come into force on May 5 and was supposed to end on May 25th but AP Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy decided to extend it till the month-end.

8. Assam Restrictions

The Assam government led by Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced a fresh set of restrictions and containment measures to stem the further spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. The new restrictions, the Assam government said, will come into force from May 13 and will continue for two weeks.

The Assam government has released strict COVID -19 guidelines, which will be imposed in the state from 5am on May 16th till further orders. The declaration is in continuation with the order dated May 12th, which was announced by the newly formed government under Himanta Biswa Sarma. 

Assam’s New guidelines:

• All shops and commercial establishments will shut down at 11 AM on all days.

• All vehicles will be allowed to ply in accordance with an odd-even formula between 5 AM to 12 noon. Government vehicles will be exempted from the rule.

• Personal vehicles used for medical emergencies will also be allowed. 

• Complete ban on movement of people from 12 noon to 5 AM daily. 

9. Goa Curfew

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on May 21, 2021 announced the extension of curfew till May 31, 2021 due to spike in cases in the state.The Chief Minister had earlier announced a state-level curfew from May 9th till May 23.

What will be not allowed?

Activities including activities including social, political, sports, entertainment, academic and cultural functions and other congregations will not be allowed. 

A gathering of five or more persons in public places will also not be allowed. 

Use of buses except for people going for duty or medical emergencies (with a maximum capacity of 50 per cent) will be prohibited.

10. Haryana Lockdown

Haryana Government also announced extension of the COVID-induced lockdown for another week till May 24th. Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij tweeted saying “Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana extended from May 17 to May 24. Stringent measures will be taken to implement the alert.” 

Haryana had earlier imposed a week-long lockdown till May 17 with effect from May 10 and before that there was a lockdown from May 3rd. 

What will be allowed?

Gathering of no more than 11 people will be allowed, including in weddings and funerals. 

Marriages will be allowed to be conducted only at home and Courts with a maximum limit of 11 persons and no movement of ‘barat’ procession will be allowed.

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij stated that strict action will be taken against the people who flout the COVID restrictions.

A lockdown was already in effect in Haryana from May 3rd till May 10th.  The state had also extended COVID-19 restrictions till May 31st. During this time, all colleges, coaching institutions, ITIs, libraries, training institutes whether govt or private will remain closed. All Anganwadi centers and creches under Women and Child Development Department will also remain closed in the state. 

11. Punjab Curfew

Punjab Chief Minister Captan Amarinder Singh on May 16th ordered extension of all the existing restrictions up to May 31st. He has directed strict enforcement of all the curbs.

The Chief Minister stated that the restrictions have shown results so far with some decline in daily positivity rate. However, the case fatility rate has reached 2.4 percent, which calls for extension in restrictions. 

The Deputy Commissioners will determine opening of shops in a staggered manner and they will enforce other restrictions to check spread of Covid, especially in rural areas. 

The Deputy Commissioners can also make suitable amendments based on local condition.

12. Rajasthan Lockdown

Rajasthan government has decided to extend the state lockdown by another 15 days till June 8, 2021.The state has imposed a three-tier lockdown focussing more on bringing changed in the social behavior at the family, ward, village, city and state levels in accordance with the Covid protocol. 

People have been urged to stop entry of outsiders into the house for some time. All marriages are expected to be postponed to June 30th. If neccessary, the marriages can be done at home or at court with only 11 people. 

Movement from one city to another, city to village, village to city and one village to another village will be completely banned besides for medical emergencies. 

The state has also ordered a penalty of about Rs 1000 for not wearing face masks in public places or work places. 

What will be open?

• Only registered marriages will be allowed, attended by not more than 11 people till May 31st.

• Labourers working under NEGRA can continue to work, following social distancing norms.

• Only workers permitted will be allowed to load or unload inter state and intra-state goods.

• In case of emergency with a COVID patient admitted to a hospital, only one attendant will be allowed except in case of medical emergencies.

What will not be allowed?

• Marriage functions, DJs and marriage processions.

• Marriage gardens, halls, hotels will be closed for marriage functions. The owners will have to return the advance amount paid by the parties.

• All places of worship to be closed. People urged to conduct religious rituals at home.

• No inter-district, inter-city, city to villages or villages to city travel will be allowed except in case of medical emergencies. 

 • All public transport including buses, tempos, tractors, jeeps will not be allowed during this time.

13.  Gujarat Curfew

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has extended the night curfew imposed in 36 cities of the state till 6 am on May 21st. The state had earlier imposed night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am on a daily basis in 36 cities including four metropolitan cities –Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara till May 18th. 

These cities under the night curfew include Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Gandhinagar, Amreli, Anand, Nadiad, Mehasana, Morbi, Dahod, Patan, Godhra, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Bharuch, Surendranagar, Porbandar, Navsari, Himmatnagar, Palanpur, Valsad, Viramgam, Veraval, Botad and  Chhota Udaipur. The order will come into effect from April 28th and will stay in place till May 5th. 

What will be allowed?

During the night curfew, only movement of citizens for medical emergencies will be allowed.

Only essential item shops such as chemist shops and milk parlours will continue to function during the night curfew.

Additional restrictions will be put in place during the day as well such as: 

• Only vegetable and fruit markets, bakery, grocery shops, medical shops, dairy shops will be kept open. Tiffin services will also be allowed. 

• Online grocery retail will be allowed.

• All religious places will be shut for the public. 

• Public Transport buses will continue to operate with 50 percent capacity.

• Restaurants and hotels will be allowed to function but only with take-away facility. 

• Inter-district/inter-city/ inter-state transport services will continue. 

• Public bus transport will continue in the entire state with 50 percent capacity.

• All kinds of gathering including social, political, religious, cultural and education gathering will not be allowed.

Weddings/ Funerals: A maximum of 50 people will be allowed at weddings and 20 people at funerals. 

What will be closed?

Shopping and Entertainment places: Malls, shopping complexs, cinema halls, auditoriums, gyms, swimming pools, water parks, public gardens, salon, spas & other amusement activities will be closed in all 29 cities.

APMCs: All APMCs will be closed, only APMCs associated with vegetables & fruits can be continued.

Religious place: Public access to religious places across the state will be closed. Only administrators and priests will be able to perform puja.

14. Karnataka Lockdown

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on May 21, 2021 announced that the state lockdown will be extended till June 7, 2021. The state had strict restrictions till May 24th, the restrictions are being extended till June 7th. 

The Chief Minister urged people to stop unnecessary movements. He said that movement of people after 10 am was creating a lot of problem throughout the state. 

Hence, all essential stores will continue to be functional only between 6 am and 10 am. The movement of people will be restricted afterwards except for emergencies and vaccination purposes.

The state government has also decided to give free treatment to Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) patients in the government district hospitals. 

The state government had imposed a full lockdown from May 10th amid surge in COVID-19 cases.

What will be closed?

• All hotels, pubs and bars, shops and commercial establishments will remain closed.

• Buses and Metro rail would not operate.

• Schools, colleges, educational institutes and coaching centres will remain shut.

• Cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasium, stadia, auditoria, swimming pools, parks, entertainment parks, clubs, theatres and community halls will remain closed.

• All kinds of gathering including social, political, sports, entertainment, educational and religious gatherings will be banned.

• Ban on the entry of people in religious places.

What will be allowed?

• Only essential goods and services like food, medicine, milk, fruits and vegetables will be open from 6 am to 10 am.

• Movement of people dealing with health emergencies will be allowed.

• Movement of essential goods and medical equipment will be allowed. 

• All state/ central  departments dealing with essential services will operate.

• All flights and trains would run as per schedule.

• Autorickshaws and taxis will be allowed to take passengers during emergencies.

• Hotels and restaurants would be allowed only to give take way parcels

15. Odisha 16-day Lockdown

Odisha has announced extension of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown for 16 more days till June 17, 2021. The second phase of the state lockdown was supposed to end at 5 am on June 1st. The lockdown has been extended primarily to restrict the movement of people and not goods. The weekend shutdown will though  continue to remain in force.

The state had earlier announced a 14-day lockdown in the state from May 5th to May 19th.

16. Chhattisgarh Lockdown

Chhattisgarh government has announced a complete lockdown in eight districts including capital Raipur, Durg, Balodabazar, Koriya, Jashpur, Balod, Bemetra and Rajnandgaon. During the lockdown, the border of the district is completely sealed and all shops, including commercial establishments and liquor shops will be closed. Only essential services and medical stores will be open. 

17. Jammu and Kashmir Corona Curfew 

Jammu and Kashmir has imposed ‘Corona curfew’ in 11 districts of the Union Territory from 7pm on April 29, 2021 till 7am on May 3rd. The UT had earlier imposed a 34-hour curfew from 8pm on Saturday till 6 am on Monday, April 26th to contain the spread of the infection. The state already has a night curfew in eight of its districts that have seen a surge in new infections- Srinagar, Jammu, Udhampur, Anantnag, Kathua, Baramulla, Budgam and Kupwara. 

18. Chandigarh Weekend Lockdown

The Chandigarh administration has announced a weekend lockdown from 10 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday. Only essential services such as home delivery of food, medical stores will be operational during this period. 

19. Nagaland Curfew

Night curfew has been imposed in Dimapur district of Nagaland from 8 pm to 5 am from April 23rd. 

20. Tripura Night Curfew

Tripura government has imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am in Agartala Municipal Corporation area for an indefinite period from April 22n.

21. Himachal Pradesh Lockdown

The Himachal Cabinet has decided to further extend the Corona curfew in the entire state till May 31st to break the virus chain. The state had earlier announced a 10-day lockdown from May 7 to May 16 to check spread of COVID-19. The state had earlier imposed curfew in 4 districts of the State – Kangra, Una, Solan and Sirmour from 10 pm to 5 am from midnight of 27th April to 10th May.

The state has also decided to make RTPCR tests within 72 hrs mandatory for all people visiting the State. Those who have not undergone will have to remain in home quarantine/isolation for 14 days. They would have the option of getting themselves tested 7 days after arrival and if the test comes negative, they do not have to remain in quarantine. 

22. Tamil Nadu Curfew

A week-long lockdown has been imposed in Tamil Nadu till May 31, 2021. During this time, only pharmacies, milk supply, drinking water supply and newspaper distribution will be allowed. The fruits and vegetables will be provided by the Department of Horticulture in all districts in collaboration with local bodies.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin had announced a total 14-day lockdown in the state from 4 am on May 10 to 4 am on May 24, 2021. 

What will be open?

• Covid vaccination centres.

• Necessary state departments like Health, Secretariat, Revenue and disaster management, police, fire, prison, forests, local municipal administration, women and social welfare.

• Hotels and restaurants will open from 6 am to 10 am, 12 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm for takeaways only.

 • Tea shops will also operate till noon.

• Maximum 50 people will be allowed to participate in marriages and 20 in funerals.

What will not be open?

• Private and public bus transport, taxis, cabs, autos will not operate.

• People will not be allowed to travel for marriages, funerals or another emergency without proper records.

• Salons, spas, beauty parlours will not be allowed.

• Entertainment and amusement parks, recreation clubs and all bars will also not be allowed to operate.

23. Assam

The Assam government on May 15, 2021 intensified lockdown restrictions in urban areas and its adjacent areas in the state. The state has banned the movement of people and vehicles between 12 PM to 5 AM. Only those going for vaccination, medical emergencies and essential services will be allowed. 

All shops and commercial establishments will have to shut down at 11 AM on all days. 

24. Uttarakhand Lockdown

Uttarakhand has decided to extend its COVID curfew till June 1, 2021. All shops selling essential items like milk, vegetables fruits, fish and meat shops including PDS shops will remain open between 8 am to 11 am daily.  The state had earlier announced its Covid curfew till May 25, 2021 due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state. 

The Uttarkhand Police has decided to keep police personnel aged above 55 years and pregnant police personnel free of COVID frontline duty in the state. Women police personnel with infants below one year of age will also be kept free of COVID-19 duty.

The state government had earlier imposed a state-wide lockdown till 6 am on May 18th due to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases in the state. 

What will be allowed?

• Only essential services will be allowed during this period.

• The shops will only be open from 7 am to 10 in the state except on May 10th, when they will be open only till 1 pm.

• Weddings also will be allowed but with a maximum attendance of only 20 people. 

• Interstate movement will be allowed but vehicles will not be allowed to take more than 50 per cent of passengers.

• All Interstate travellers will have to produce negative RT-PCR results not older than 72 hours.

• The people of Uttarakhand coming from outside will have to undergo 7-day isolation.

• All those travelling for vaccination will be exempted from the ban for but they will have to show registration.

• COVID-19 curfew pass will be given for those seeking to visit the doctor. The pass will be issued on the e-pass application in the health emergency.

25. Bihar Night Curfew

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced extension of the state lockdown till June 1st. The lockdown was initially enforced till May 25th. 

What will be open?

• During the lockdown, the vaccination centres, banks and essential services will remain functional.

• Ration shops, dairy, vegetables and meat shops will remain open between 6 am and 10 am in urban areas and 8 am to 12 noon in rural areas. 

• Shops related to seeds, pesticide and fertiliser will be open every day from 6 am to 10 am in urban areas while 8 am to 12 noon in rural areas. 

• Marriages will be allowed but with a maximum of 20 people. 

• Only 20 people will be allowed in funeral procession.

26. Madhya Pradesh Janata Curfew

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh on May 22, 2021 said that the state will gradually begin unlocking from June 1, 2021. He stated that the cases of Covid-19 in the state is under control.

The Chief Minister stated that they cannot keep the state locked forever and will have to lift restrictions in a phased manner. He has directed district officials to ensure corona curfew rules are followed till May 31. 

The state has relaxed corona curfew in 5 districts including Jhabua, Alirajpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur and Bhind. 

27. Leh Weekend Curfew

A weekend COVID Curfew has been imposed across Leh district from 9pm on April 30th till 5am on May 3rd. This was announced by the UT’s Administration. 

28. Manipur

The Manipur state government has extended curfew imposed in 7 districts of state till May 28th to check the spread of COVID-19. 

29. Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh government on May 17, 2021 announced extension of the state curfew till May 31st due to persistent spike in fresh COVID-19 infections. 

The government had earlier imposed a partial curfew from 12 pm to 6am for two weeks starting from May 5, 2021 to curb COVID-19.  The shops and establishments are allowed to open only between 6am to 12 pm. Only emergency services will be allowed to operate during curfew hours.  

30. Sikkim

Sikkim extended the ongoing state-wide lockdown till May 31st in the view of continued COVID-19 case positivity of over 20 per cent over the last few weeks. The decision to extend the current lockdown, which came into effect on May 17, was taken at a meeting chaired by Sikkim Chief Minister PS Tamang.

• All milk, vegetable and ration shops will remain open between 8 am to 11 am while medicine shops and petrol pumps will operate normally. 

• All state offices, government offices, markets, factories and institutions will remain closed. 

• All activities, congregations and movement of vehicles will be prohibited.

• Only those involved in essential and emergency services, COVID-19 testing and vaccination will be allowed. 

• The Temi Tea Estate in South Sikkim will operate with 50 per cent staff.

• Sikkim Manipal Medical College has been allowed to conduct exams maintaining COVID protocol.

• The loading and unloading of all food items will be allowed from 5 am to 8 am while MGNREGA works will be permitted in wards where no COVID-19 cases have been detected. 

31. West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also announced certain restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state. She has ordered for random checking in inter-state buses and made RT-PCR negative report not older than 72 hours mandatory for all passengers including of train services.The West Bengal CM further stated that journalists, hawkers and transporters will be given priority in administering the first dose of the vaccine. 

What will be open besides essential services?

Private offices: They will be allowed to function only with 50 percent staff. Work from home system has been advised.

Jewelery Shops: They will remain open from 12 pm to 3 pm. 

Restaurants: Home delivery to be encouraged.

Banks: The banks have been allowed to operate from 10 am to 2 pm. 

32. Puducherry 14-day Lockdown

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has extended the current lockdown till May 31, 2021. All restrictions imposed from May 10 will continue and only essential services such as vegetables, milk would be available till 12 noon.  The UT had earlier announced a complete 14-day lockdown from midnight of May 10th to contain the spread of coronavirus in the union territory. 

What will be closed?

• All beaches, gardens and parks will be closed for the public on all days.

• Gathering and congregation in any form will be strictly prohibited.

• All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural or festival related gatherings shall be prohibited in both open and closed spaces.

What will be open?

• All essential services will be permitted with terms and conditions.

The provision stores, vegetable shops and shops selling food, groceries, meat, fish animal fodder will • be permitted to open till 12pm without air-conditioning facility. 

33. Nagaland

The Nagaland state government has announced a one week total lockdown across the state from from 6pm on May 14th till May 21st. The decision was taken  after the High Powered committee meeting on COVID-19 in Kohima. 

What will be open?

• Only essential services including agricultural activities will be exempted from the lockdown.

• The Government departments will continue to open with a core team formed by the heads of department.

• Construction activities will also continue, the contractors and the firms will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all COVID-19 SOPs among the workers.

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