lockdown extension latest news
Some states have not opted for statewide lockdowns and some have completely lockdowns under the state government’s order.
Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and West Bengal are such states as they have strict covid-19 curbs in place with additional measures like a weekend lockdown and night curfews.
Lockdown Extension Latest News
Some states issued lockdown extension due to the speed growth of covid-19 positive cases, here is lockdown extension latest news of those states.
Bihar Lockdown Extension Latest News
Bihar government on May 4 imposed a statewide lockdown till May 15 in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. The announcement, by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, came within hours of the Patna High Court ordering the government to declare a lockdown, warning that otherwise, the court may step in.
Bihar reported over 3,000 new deaths and over 13, 000 new cases on 14 May. The continuous rise in cases has also caused the recovery rate to plummet from over 98 percent to just 79.16 percent.
Bihar State government thought To extend lockdown till May 15 but due to emergency, they have to extend lockdown till 25 May.
Uttarpradesh Lockdown Extension Latest News
Uttarpradesh issued a curfew because of the covid-19 second wave. The curfew in Uttar Pradesh has extended by 10 more days till May 24 because of the ongoing pandemic situation in the state.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting with top officials of the state to review the COVID-19 situation. According to reports, the deadly viral infection has reached the rural parts of the state, becoming a growing concern for the Yogi Adityanath led government.
To bring some relief to the local retailers, shopkeepers, and street vendors, the UP government announced Rs 1,000 as an allowance, along with ration for the next three months.
Chhattisgarh State government has announced a complete lockdown in 8 districts, including capital Raipur, Durg, baloda Bazar, koriya, Jaipur, balod, rajnandgaon, and bemetara. And the state border is completely sealed. All commercial establishments including liquor stores also will be closed. Only essential shops and medicine stores will be open during these lockdown days.
The State government of Odisha has announced a 14 days complete lockdown in the state, till 19 may but due to severe growth of covid-19 patients in state govt ordering the lockdown extension
Till 25 May.
The state government has issued a night curfew in 10 districts before complete lockdown.
Jharkhand state government issued a complete lockdown till 13th May but due to amid surge in covid cases, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren ordered the lockdown extension till 27 May.
The West Bengal government announced a complete lockdown from Sunday till May 30 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state. During this period, all government and private offices, complexes, malls, bars, and beauty parlors will remain closed, said CM Mamta Banerjee. She ensures the lockdown extension latest news on 15 may that only essential shops and medical services will be active during the lockdown period.
Recently Maharashtra has the highest number of covid-19 patients and it’s spread faster from other states. And now on 18 may a super cyclone named tauktae will hit Mumbai seaside areas.
Maharashtra has to manage these emergencies. And due to this situation, Maharashtra CM buddha Thackeray announced a complete lockdown till May 31. And a special task force with the Indian navy is getting ready to face the cyclone.
The national capital has been under a lockdown since April 19 because of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic. “Delhi has been recovering at a good speed. But due to covid-19 emergencies, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that lockdown should be extended till 24 May and during these lockdown period metro service remain closed.
The State government of Rajasthan announced a strict lockdown From
May 10 to May 24. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the move after a virtual meeting on Thursday night. He said narega work will remain closed during these lockdown days.
Tamilnadu reported 33,181 new covid positive cases and total death of 311 today. The covid-19 cases are rising speedily in this state. During this period the state government of Tamil Nadu issued a complete lockdown every Sunday in the state. And the current night curfew from 10 pm to 4 am would remain active. The state government of Tamil Nadu said about the lockdown extension in the latest news.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced an extension of lockdown till May 23 because of speedy growth in covid-19 cases. The state government also announced a triple lockdown in some districts of Kerala like Thiruvananthapuram and more than 3 states. Because these districts are having Covid-19 positive rates above 25 % of their total population.
What will be opened?
- Only essential shops and medical services will be opened during this lockdown period.
- LPG and other gas outlets, telecommunication centers, and E-commerce delivery available in these states.
- Only registered marriages will be allowed with 50 people.
- Labor working under Narega can continue their job.
What will be closed?
- Liquor shops, hotels, bars, pubs will remain closed during this lockdown.
- Metro service remain close
- Schools, colleges, and all educational institutions will remain close.
- Cinema halls, shopping malls, stadiums, auditoriums, parks, pools, and community halls will remain closed.
Here is the list of some states where the lockdown extension latest news comes from. You can check details about lockdown extension and dates.