- Amid surge in novel coronavirus cases, a large part of India is now under restrictions.
- On Monday, over 1 lakh new Covid-19 cases were registered in a single day.
- The most badly affected state is Maharashtra where 47, 288 fresh cases have been registered
A large part of India is now under restrictions as a result of the increase in Covid-19 cases, including lockdowns, weekend lockdowns, and night curfews.
To deal with the increase in Covid-19 incidents, a significant portion of India is now on lockdown, with weekend lockdowns, night curfews, and school and college closing. On Monday, over 1 lakh new Covid-19 cases were registered in a single day.
The most stringent steps are taken in Maharashtra, which is badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In Rajasthan, Odisha, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, night curfews are one of the most common measures. The state of Delhi is the most recent to implement a night curfew.
Night Curfew in Delhi
The Delhi government enforced a night curfew in the national capital from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday in response to the rising number of Covid-19 cases. The order will be in place immediately and will last till April 30. On Monday, Delhi announced 3,548 new cases of Covid-1919, 2,936 recoveries, and 15 deaths. With this, the total number of cases in New Delhi has risen to 6,79,962, with 14,589 active cases.
Night Curfew in Maharashtra
Nawab Malik, cabinet minister in Maharashtra, announced on Monday that a night curfew would be imposed across the state from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. On weekends, there will be a full lockout from 8 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Monday. The restrictions took effect on April 5th. Critical medical services and transportation, on the other hand, would be permitted. The restrictions would also include a prohibition on groups of five or more people at any time during the day.
Night Curfew in Odisha
In response to a recent increase in coronavirus cases, the Odisha government has placed a night curfew in ten districts across the state. In the district of Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Balangir, Koraput, and Nabarangpur, a night curfew has been enforced from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Night Curfew in Rajasthan
The night curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., as per the guidelines. During the curfew hours, dining in restaurants and hotels is forbidden, but food delivery to the home is permitted.
Night Curfew in Gujarat
The Gujarat government has decided to extend the night curfew that is currently in effect in four major cities until April 15th. According to the Gujarat government’s Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, the night curfew will be enforced between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot until April 15th.
Night Curfew in Punjab
Due to an increase in novel coronavirus cases in the state, the Punjab government has agreed to extend the current Covid-19-related restrictions until April 10 in order to prevent the virus from spreading further. The Punjab government had previously declared a new set of measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. The government agreed to expand the night curfew from nine to eleven such districts under the revised guidelines, including Ludhiana and Patiala, where infection cases are on the rise. The curfew will be enforced from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.