Coronavirus Lockdown: List of States under Corona Curfew / Lockdown- What will be open, what will be closed?
Coronavirus Lockdown in states: Kerala state government announced that a triple lockdown will be imposed at locations in the state where more than 10 COVID-19 cases are detected among 1000 people.
Coronavirus Lockdown in states: Kerala state government announced that a triple lockdown will be imposed at locations in the state where more than 10 COVID-19 cases are detected among 1000 people.
Odisha Chief Minister warned people that the state would have to impose a complete lockdown if people continue to be careless and violate COVID protocols. He reminded the people that Odisha was spared from a harsh second COVID wave and scientists have estimated an early third wave.
The Bihar government, on the other hand, eased COVID-19 restrictions by allowing schools to resume academic activities with 50 percent.
Full List of states under Lockdown/ Curfew
1. Delhi begins Unlock
The Delhi government announced further relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions from July 26, 2021 by allowing theatres and multiplexes to open with 50 percent seating capacity and Delhi Metro to operate with 100 percent seating capacity.
• The Delhi's public buses have also been allowed to operate at full seating capacity.
• However, no standing passenger will be allowed in the Delhi metro.
• Business-to-business (B2B) exhibitions have also been allowed, but only with business visitors.
• The number of people allowed at marriage functions and last rites have also been raised to 100.
• Spas have also been allowed to open but all their employees have to be fully vaccinated or undergo RT-PCR test fortnightly.
CM Kejriwal had imposed the lockdown on April 19 when the second wave of COVID-19 was at its peak. After a continuous decline in daily coronavirus cases, phased unlocking process was started by CM Kejriwal from May 31.
2. Maharashtra Curfew
Maharashtra is currently mulling over easing restrictions in the state and allowing businesses to open and fully vaccinated people to travel.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called a meeting with the state Covid-19 task force to discuss the same
What can be expected?
• Local train travel may be allowed for those who have taken both Covid vaccine doses.
• Ease in restrictions in 25 district
• Cinema halls likely to be opened
• Shop timings tmay be increased beyond 4 pm to 8-9 pm.
3. Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh government has announced certain relaxations in the COVID-19 lockdown by allowing cinema halls, multiplexes and stadiums in the state to open from July 5, 2021 while following strict COVID-19 protocols. This comes after the state saw a decline in the number of coronavirus cases.
The new guidelines will come into effect from July 5th. The weekend lockdown will continue in the state.
The state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had chaired a high-level meeting on July 2nd. The decision to ease the lockdown came after several businesses faced losses during the pandemic.
The state government has issued the following guidelines for cinema halls and multiplexes:
• No arrangement for food and drink in the cinema hall.
• Only packaged food will be provided to the visitors.
• Tickets will be booked online.
• In places where online booking is not available, tickets will be available through the window.
• Ticket buyers will keep a distance of six feet from each other.
• The entire cinema hall will be sanitized after every show.
Kerala has announced that a triple lockdown will be imposed at locations where more than 10 COVID-19 cases are detected among 1000 people.
Kerala's health minister Veena George informed that only shops selling essential items will be allowed to open in such locations. In other parts of the state, all shops will be allowed to function on six days except Sundays.
The health minister urged people to remain vigilant of the Covid spread in the state, adding that the shops should have proper arrangements to manage crowds and ensure social distancing during the festive season.
The police and local bodies will be responsible to supervise the arrangements.
5. Jharkhand Lockdown
• Jharkhand state government has decided to relax more lockdown-like restrictions for business establishments and educational institutions.
• Under the new guidelines, physical classes have been allowed to resume for students from classes 9 to 12.
• However, schools can stay open only till noon and children will be allowed to attend only with the permission of parents.
• Colleges have also been allowed to reopen for the final year classes of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. However, students will be required to be vaccinated with at least one dose.
• Besides this, cinema halls, multiplexes have been allowed to resume at 50 percent capacity.
• Restaurants and bars can also resume operations till 10 pm with 50 percent capacity.
• All shops except for vegetable-fruit grocery/restaurant/bar, eatables and essential services will have to be closed by 8 pm on Saturday and will open at 6 am on Monday.
6. West Bengal
West Bengal government on July 29, 2021 extended lockdown like restrictions in the state till August 15 with certain relaxations. The night curfew will remain in place from 9pm to 5am with the exception of emergency and essential services.
• The state has capped the number of people allowed to attend social gatherings like weddings at 50.
• Government programmes have been allowed indoor places with 50 per cent of total seating capacity.
• The vegetable markets will remain open from 6 am till 12pm.
• Gyms and salons have been allowed to open with 50 percent strength from 11 am to 6 pm.
• Public transport such as buses, autos and taxis have been allowed to operate with 50% seating capacity.
• Both government and private offices can also function with 50% staff.
7. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh state government had also extended the existing night curfew in the state for another week. The decision came after the state's chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a Covid-19 review meeting.
What is allowed, what is not?
• Night curfew remains in place from 10 pm till 6am.
• All commercial establishments are required to close by 9pm.
• There are no restrictions between 6am to 10pm.
• All business activities can be carried out during these relaxed hours.
8. Assam Restrictions
Assam government has announced complete lockdown in Golaghat and Lakhimpur districts due to high positivity rate. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issued a notice that read 24 hours curfew will remain in place in Golaghat and Lakhimpur from July 28, 2021.
• All private/government workplaces, shops/commercial establishments have been ordered to remain shut till further orders.
• Dine-in restaurants, dhabas, takeaway of food items from eateries, showrooms and cold storage and warehouses and opening of sale counters have been prohibited in the two districts.
• Only shops selling groceries, vegetables, fruits, milk booths, dairies can open till 5 pm in Golaghat and Lakhimpur.
• The state government has also decided to impose curfew from 2pm to 5 am in few districts that have been showing moderate coronavirus positivity rate such as -Goalpara Morigaon, Jorhat, Sonitpur and Biswanath.
• In these districts, the government/private workplaces, shops and commercial establishments, restaurants/dhabas and other eateries, take away of food items, showrooms will be allowed to operate till 1 pm.
• The milk booths, diaries and shops dealing with essential items such as groceries, vegetables and fruits will be permitted to open till 5 pm.
• Few other districts have shown improvement like- Dhubri, Kamrup(M), South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima, Hasao, Charaideo, Hailakandi, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darang, Nagaon, Hojai, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimgam and Karbi Anglong.
• These districts will have curfew from 5 pm to 5 am. All workplaces, commercial establishments, dine-in restaurants, hotels, dhabas, resorts and other eateries will be allowed to operate till 4pm in these districts.
9. Goa Curfew
The Goa state government has decided to extend the COVID-induced curfew in the state till August 9. The COVID-19 curfew in the state was set to end on August 2.
No fresh relaxation has been granted and all COVID-19-related curbs will continue in the state.
The state curfew was first imposed on May 9 in the wake of rise in COVID-19 cases and has been extended multiple times since then.
What will be allowed in the state during the curfew?
• Essential services and shops selling essential items including medicines can remain open.
• Bars/ restaurants can open from 7am to 9pm with 50 percent seating capacity.
• Indoor gyms can open with 50 percent capacity.
• Sports complexes can operate without spectators
• Banks and other financial institutions can also operate.
• Religious places can open with 15 people at one time.
• All industries/factories and related activities have been allowed.
• Hotels and hospitality sector have been allowed for inhouse guests/residents/staff.
What is prohibitted?
• Casinos are still prohibited.
• Shops can open from 7pm to 7am.
• Auditoriums, waterparks, entertainment parks, spas, massage parlours, cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes to remain closed.
• Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will also remain closed.
• Weekly markets still banned.
• Only 100 people allowed at social/political/academic gathering or marriage function or 50 percent of hall capacity.
10. Haryana Lockdown
The Haryana government has also extended the Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana (COVID-19 lockdown in the state) by another week from 5am on August 2nd till 5am on August 9th.
• The current lockdown relaxations related to the reopening of malls, shops, restaurants, religious places and corporate offices will continue.
• The order was issued under Disaster Management Act, 2005 provisions. Under it, the anganwadi centres and creches run by women and child development department will remain closed till August 15th.
• The vice chancellors of universities have been advised to plan reopening of universities from the next academic session and share the programme of the same with the concerned departments.
11. Punjab Curfew
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on July 9, 2021 ordered lifting of weekend and night curfew amid falling COVID-19 positivity rate in the state. The state has also allowed gathering of 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors.
The state government has also allowed bars, restaurants, spas, swimming pools, malls, gyms, museums, cinema halls and sports complexes to open, subject to all eligible staff members and visitors having taken at least one dose each of the vaccines.
The schools will continue to remain closed but colleges, coaching centres and other higher education institutions
shall be allowed to open by the concerned Deputy Commissioner, subject to a certificate having been submitted, that all teaching, non-teaching staff and students have been given at least one dose of vaccination, at least 2 weeks ago.
12. Rajasthan Lockdown
The Rajasthan government has decided to lift the weekend curfew on Sundays, which was enforced during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ashok Gehlot-led government has also granted other relaxations in the COVID restrictions such as allowing the reopening of cinema halls with certain restrictions, skill training centres and other outdoor activities.
What’s allowed, what’s shut:
• The state has allowed cinema halls/theatres/multiplex operators who have made their seating capacity information online to reopen with 50 per cent capacity from 9 am to 8 pm only for those who have got at least the first dose of vaccine.
• The skill development centres in the state have also been allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity from 6 am to 8 pm with the same condition.
• Marriage functions have been allowed from 6 am to 8 pm with a maximum of 25 people. The number of guests can be increased to a maximum of 50 based on a review by the area sub-divisional magistrate.
• Those who have got the first dose of the COVID vaccine will no longer require a negative RT-PCR test report or home/institutional quarantine while entering the state.
13. Gujarat Curfew
The Gujarat government on June 24, 2021 announced lifting of night curfew from 18 towns and relaxing its timing in 18 urban centres by one hour.
The state government has allowed cinema halls, multiplexes and auditoriums to function with 50 per cent capacity in view of a sharp drop in new COVID-19 cases.
All shops have been allowed to remain open till 9 pm now instead of earlier 7 pm. The public buses have also been allowed to ply at 75 per cent of their seating capacity.
14. Karnataka Lockdown
• Bengaluru has issued new prohibitory orders to control the spread of COVID-19 in the city. Night curfew has been implemented from 10 pm to 6 am till August 16.
• Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the assembly of four or more people, has been imposed till 6 am on August 16th.
• Besides this, all major pilgrimage centres in Dakshina Kannada including Dharmasthala, Kukke Subramanya and Kateel will remain closed for devotees on weekends.
• All special poojas, head tonsuring rituals and serving of prasada has been cancelled in the wake of a resurgence in Covid cases in these districts sharing borders with Kerala.
• The decision has been taken to halt the movement of devotees from other states, as well as other districts.
• A negative RT-PCR test , taken 72 hours before, has been made compulsory for those who wish to visit the temples on weekdays and stay in dormitories.
The Odisha state government has extended the partial lockdown till 6 am on August 1, 2021 with certain relaxations. This is the fourth time that the state has extended the lockdown in the second wave of the COVID pandemic.
Under the revised guidelines, the state government has allowed the movement of the passenger buses and reopening of barber shops and beauty parlours. The partial lockdown has been extended because the pandemic situation has not yet come under complete control in the state.
• The state has also allowed gyms to reopen but has ordered schools, colleges, coaching centres and religious establishments to remain closed till August 1.
• Wedding ceremnies have been allowed with a maximum of 25 people in attendance and 20 people have been allowed at funerals and last rites.
• Shopping malls, cinema halls and parks will remain closed in the state.
• Theatres, exhibitions and fairs will also not be allowed during the partial lockdown.
• The state has allowed indoor and outdoor shootings for films and serials across the state with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.
The state had earlier divided the 30 districts into A and B categories on the basis of the test positivity rate (TPR). The 20 districts that have TPR less than five per cent have been placed in the A category, while the remaining 10 coastal districts, where the TPR is high, have been placed in the B category.
The category A districts include- Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Nuapada, Sonepur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Boudh, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Angul, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar.
The category B districts include-Nayagarh, Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.
Guidelines for Category A districts:
1. Shops will be allowed to remain open from 6 am till 8 pm on all days and no weekly shutdowns.
2. Buses to ply with passengers up to the seating capacity, the taxis and autorickshaws can carry a maximum of two passengers.
3. Daily markets and weekly haats, small salons allowed to reopen and street food vendors allowed to operate with takeaway businesses.
4. Film shooting has been permitted in these districts.
Guidelines for Category B districts:
1. Shops allowed to open from 6am to 5pm. The night curfew in Category B districts will be from 5 pm to 6 am. Weekend lockdowns to continue.
2. Shopping malls, spas and beauty parlours to remain closed. The weekly and daily markets will also remain closed for the next two weeks in Category-B districts.
3. Bus services not allowed to resume.
Besides this, night curfew from 5pm to 6 am will continue to remain in force throughout the state.
The religious and educational institutions and cinema halls will also remain shut.
The ban on public gatherings, trade fairs, exhibitions and jatra (theatre) will also continue.
The restrictions on weddings will also continue, the government has though modified funeral guidelines of COVID patients to let the grieving families pay their last respects. The families of COVID-19 patients can now take the body of their dear one testing negative for the virus at the time of death.
16. Chhattisgarh Lockdown
• Chhattisgarh has extended the state-wide lockdown with some relaxations in districts where Covid-19 positivity rate (TPR) is less than 5%. The government has not specified the date when the lockdown will end.
• However, no relaxation have been announced in districts such as Raigarh, Janjgir and Surajpur, where the test positivity rate is above 5%.
• In all other districts, the state has allowed opening of all shops and establishments. The shops and markets will open in the morning at their scheduled time and close at 6 pm.
• However, entertainment places such as cinema halls, theatres, swimming pools, water parks, theme parks and places of gathering will remain shut.
17. Jammu and Kashmir Corona Curfew
• Jammu and Kashmir has begun the process of partial unlocking after a month of COVID-19 curfew. The shops and business establishments re-opened partially on May 31st across the union territory.
• However, educational institutes including schools, colleges, universities and private coaching centres will remain closed till June 15.
• All gyms and parks will also remain closed till further orders in Kashmir, where weekend and night curfew would continue.
• The Jammu and Kashmir administration had extended the COVID curfew, which was supposed to end on May 23, by another week till May 31 in all 20 districts of the Union Territory.
18. Chandigarh Lockdown
Chandigarh has allowed schools to start functioning physically from July 19 for Class 9 to Class 12 subject to parents' consent. The opnline mode of teaching will also continue. The UT Administration has also allowed reopening of coaching institutes from July 19 on the condition that all the eligible students and staff have got at least one vaccine dose.
The cinema halls and spas in the union territory have also been allowed to function with 50% capacity.
19. Nagaland Curfew
The Nagaland government has extended the total lockdown in the state till June 11. The lockdown was first imposed on May 14 for seven days but was later extended till May 31.
20. Tripura Night Curfew
The Tripura state government extended the corona curfew from 12pm to 5 am in Agartala and all other urban areas in the state till June 10. The restrictions were scheduled to end in the state on June 6.
The evening curfew in rural areas from 6 pm to 5 am will also continue. Only shops dealing with essential items like groceries, vegetables, milk, meat and fish will be allowed to remain open till 2 pm instead of the earlier deadline of 12pm. All other restrictions will continue as usual.
The state had first imposed the restrictions in the Agartala Municipal Corporation area on May 16 and 10 days later, extended corona curfew to all the 29 urban local bodies.
21. Himachal Pradesh Lockdown
Himachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is mulling to bring back Covid curbs, especially for visitors in the wake of a spike in the Covid-19 infections over the past week.
The state has reintroduced mandatory RT-PCR reports for tourists visiting the state with immediate effect.
The Disaster Management Cell of the government has recommended a mandatory negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours for those visiting for tourism purpose. Those carrying Covid vaccine certificates, one or both jabs will also be allowed to enter the state.
22. Uttarakhand Lockdown
The Uttarakhand government has extended the COVID-19 Lockdown till August 10, 2021. As per an official notice by the state government, the state will continue the ongoing vaccination process even during the lockdown.
The COVID-19 curfew will remain in force across the state from August 3 to August 10. As per the latest guidelines, the schools will reopen in the state from August 16. The state government has issued a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in this regard.
The classes with higher number of students will function in two shifts.
The state government has also allowed participation of a maximum of 50 people in funeral processions.
23. Tamil Nadu Curfew
The Tamil Nadu government has extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till July 19, with few relaxations in restrictions. The state government has now allowed shops to remain open for an hour longer and they can now shut by 9 pm.
The restaurants, tea shops, bakeries, roadside eateries and sweet shots have been allowed to stay open till 9 pm with 50 per cent customers. However, the places will need to comply with Covid protocols such as ensuring people in queues follow social distancing and placing of sanitizers.
The air-conditioned outlets must have adequate ventilation with doors or windows open.
The state has allowed up to 50 people to attend weddings and 20 to attend funerals.
What will remain closed?
The schools, colleges, bars, theatres, swimming pools and zoos will remain shut.
All cultural and political events with public participation too cannot be held.
Though the state has not re-opened inter-state buses, it has decided to resume bus services to Puducherry.
24. Puducherry Lockdown
The Puducherry government had extended the lockdown till midnight of July 15 with certain relaxations. As per the statement, the beach road, park and gardens will be opened for walkers till 9 pm on all days.
Religious places and places of worship have also been allowed top reopen for the public till 9 pm. The essential poojas and rituals can be conducted by priests or employees of the respective religious places. A congregation at the place of worship will not be allowed.
The UT has also allowed bars and restaurants within the hotels, guest houses and lodges and other standalone eateries to operate with 50 percent capacity till 9 pm. The retail liquor shops and arrack vends have also been allowed from 9 am to 9 pm.
The Bihar government has eased Covid-19 restrictions by allowing schools to resume academic activities with 50 percent attendance from August 7, 2021. Classes 9th and 10th will be allowed to resume with 50 percent attendance.
Primary and middle schools will also be opened from August 16.
Coaching institutions will be allowed to resume with 50 percent attendance of students on alternate day.
The decision was taken at meeting of crisis management group headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The new relaxations will be effective from August 7 till August 25.
26. Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh state gtate Government issued the new COVID-19 guidelines on July 14, 2021 that will remain in force until July 31, 2021. The state government has now relaxed the restrictions amid declining number of COVID-19 cases and has allowed cinema halls to re-open.
The new guidelines are as follows:
• Markets have been allowed to open till 10 pm now instead of earlier 8 pm.
• All places of worship have been allowed to reopen but not more than six people can gather in at any spot at a time.
• Cinema halls and theatres have also been allowed to reopen with up to 50 per cent of seating capacity.
• Restaurants have been allowed to operate normally with 100% capacity. Earlier, they were allowed to operate with 50 per cent seating.
• Gyms and fitness centres can also reopen with 50 per cent capacity.
• The number of people allowed to attend wedding ceremonies has been raised to a maximum of 100 from earlier 50.
• Further, 50 people can attend funerals from earlier limit of 20.
• Training programmes can be organised in the state with the strength of 50 per cent.
• Besides this, the state has allowed all the sports activities and has also allowed the stadium to be opened, but without spectators.
The Manipur state government has decided to impose a total curfew of 10 days starting from July 18 in the wake of wide prevalence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the state.
During the curfew period, only essential services related to COVID-19 testing, vaccination, medical services, power & water supply, telecom services, air travel and agricultural activities will be allowed.
The state's health department said that there is a need to take stringent measures to break the chain of transmission. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that all the institutions, except the essential services, will remain closed during the curfew period. Further, only the people going for vaccination or testing will be allowed to move out of their homes.
Meghalaya Chief Secretary M S Rao announced that the state lockdown has been extended till further orders as the number of COVID-19 cases is still very high.The lockdown was supposed to end on June 21 but it will continue till further orders.
There has been a significant spread of the virus in rural areas of the state. Hence, in order to avoid an uncontrollable surge in COVID-19 cases, the containment measures issued will continue to be enforced in the state with effect from June 21 until further orders.
The Sikkim government has extended the statewide lockdown for one more week till June 14. The lockdown restrictions were scheduled to end on June 7.
The state government has also announced some relaxations such as allowing hardware shops to remain open from 7 am to 2 pm.
The shops selling groceries and vegetables can open for 2 more hours from 7 am to 2 pm.