Bihar, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh prolong COVID-19 lockdowns to curb second wave-India Information , Alenz
Coronavirus Reside Information Updates: Nearly all states and UTs have prolonged the curbs which they first began imposing in mid-April because the second COVID wave hit the nation
Coronavirus Reside Information Updates: Bihar, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh on Monday prolonged COVID-induced lockdown or curfew although there might be some rest in curbs.
Andhra Pradesh has determined to proceed with curfew until 10 June, whereas the whole shutdown in Lakshadweep will stay until 7 June.
Nearly all states and Union Territories have prolonged the curbs which they first began imposing in mid-April because the second COVID wave hit the nation.
“In view of the corona outbreak, a choice has been taken to increase the lockdown by per week, until June 08. Nonetheless, some further concessions might be made for enterprise actions,” Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tweeted in Hindi.
As per the revised pointers, which might come into impact from 2 June, retailers dealing in important gadgets like grocery, greens, dairy merchandise, meat and fish, might be allowed to do enterprise from 6 am to 2 pm.
Comparable relaxations have additionally been introduced by different states. Buying malls, cinema halls, gyms, stadiums, golf equipment and swimming swimming pools will, nonetheless, stay closed.
Restrictions additionally stay on the quantity of people that may attend weddings and funerals.
The Chhattisgarh authorities mentioned that the lockdown, which was scheduled to finish on Monday, will proceed with some rest in restrictions in these districts the place the COVID-19 case positivity charge is lower than 5 p.c.
The Rajasthan authorities additionally issued pointers on Monday to start out the “unlock” course of by easing sure restrictions from 2 June.
Based on the rules for the modified lockdown, exemption for varied actions might be given solely in areas the place the positivity charge is lower than 10 p.c or using oxygen, ICU and ventilator beds is lower than 60 p.c.
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash mentioned the COVID curfew has been prolonged within the state until 8 June. The interval of the continued curfew within the state was scheduled to return to an finish at 6 am on Tuesday morning.
The Lakshadweep administration introduced the extension of the whole shutdown for seven extra days, starting 31 Could.
The entire shutdown was first introduced on Could 24 for per week.
The Andhra Pradesh authorities determined to increase the COVID curfew until June 10, with the identical set of restrictions.
The curfew, which was first clamped from Could 5 because the coronavirus circumstances have been on a steep upward spiral, was supposed to finish on Could 31.
In the meantime, the Uttar Pradesh authorities prolonged the relaxations introduced within the coronavirus curfew to 6 extra districts from June 1, permitting retailers and markets exterior the containment zones to open for 5 days per week.
The relaxations will apply to a complete of 61 districts from Tuesday, whereas 14 districts with an lively COVID-19 caseload of over 600 have been stored exterior the purview of the order in the meanwhile.
The 14 districts the place there can be no rest in curbs are Meerut, Lucknow, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Bulandshahr, Jhansi, Lakhimpur-Khiri, Jaunpur and Ghazipur, the spokesperson mentioned.
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