Bihar, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh extend COVID-19 lockdowns to curb second wave-India News, Firstpost
Coronavirus live news updates: Almost all states and UTs extended restrictions they began to impose in mid-April as the second wave of COVID hit the country
Coronavirus Live News: Bihar, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh extended the lockdown or COVID-induced curfew on Monday, although there is some easing of borders.
Andhra Pradesh has decided to maintain the curfew until June 10, while the full closure in Lakshadweep will remain until June 7.
Almost every state and union in the Union has extended the restrictions they began to impose in mid-April as the second wave of COVID hit the country.
“In view of the corona epidemic, a decision has been taken to extend the lockdown for a week, until June 08. However, additional concessions will be made for commercial activities,” tweeted the chief minister of the Bihar, Nitish Kumar, in Hindi.
Under the revised guidelines, which would come into effect on June 2, stores selling essentials such as groceries, vegetables, dairy products, meat and fish, will be allowed to do business from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. .
Similar relaxations have also been announced by other states. However, shopping malls, cinemas, gymnasiums, stadiums, clubs and swimming pools will remain closed.
Restrictions also remain on the number of people who can attend weddings and funerals.
The Chhattisgarh government said the lockdown, which was due to end on Monday, will continue with some easing of restrictions in districts where the COVID-19[female[feminine the case positivity rate is less than five percent.
The government of Rajasthan also issued guidelines on Monday to start the “unlock” process by easing some restrictions from June 2.
According to the guidelines for the amended lockdown, exemption for various activities will only be granted in areas where the positivity rate is less than 10% or the use of oxygen, intensive care and ventilation beds is less than 60%.
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash said the COVID curfew has been extended in the state until June 8. The current curfew period in the state was scheduled to end at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The Lakshadweep administration announced the extension of the full closure for an additional seven days, effective May 31.
The full shutdown was first announced on May 24 for a week.
The government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to extend the COVID curfew until June 10, with the same set of restrictions.
The curfew, which was applied for the first time from May 5 when the coronavirus cases were on a steep upward spiral, scheduled to end on May 31.
Meanwhile, the government of Uttar Pradesh extended the relaxations announced in the coronavirus curfews in six other neighborhoods from June 1, allowing stores and markets outside containment areas to open five days a week.
The relaxations will apply to a total of 61 districts as of Tuesday, while 14 districts with a COVID-19[female[feminine more than 600 files have been kept out of the scope of the order at this time.
The 14 districts where there would be no loose sidewalks are Meerut, Lucknow, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Bulandshahr, Jhansi, Lakhimpur-Khiri, Jaunpur and Ghazipur, said the spokesperson.