Many states in India have extended lockdown till May 17 from Monday. The cases in India are recklessly rising. Keeping the scenario in mind, several states and UTs have extended curfews and restrictions.
Lockdown Extended in Various Cities and UTs
Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have extended their ongoing lockdown till May 17. India on Sunday recorded 4.3 lakh cases and over 4000 deaths. Curfews and restrictions are imposed in various cities of the country. The government is trying every possible way to curb the virus spread. However, nationwide lockdown is not yet implemented. There are very few chances of such a situation in India.
Moreover, the Centre has asked the states to impose strict measures. India is not in a condition to afford a nationwide curfew. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Rajasthan are also undergoing lockdown from Monday. In Karnataka, restrictions will be imposed till May 24. On the other hand, Kerala came under a 9-days complete lockdown on Saturday. Mizoram government has also imposed a week lockdown starting Monday. Restrictions in Sikkim are also extended till May 16. Haryana also announced a lockdown extension with strict measures.
Delhi CM Points Out Decline in Positivity Rate
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pointed out that the COVID-19 positivity rate has declined. However, he also made it very clear that any leniency could lead to adverse conditions. Kejriwal has announced a lockdown extension too. It seems he isn’t ready to take any risks regarding COVID-19. Any ease in the restrictions could squander all that is achieved in the past few days. Metro services in Delhi are banned for now. Wedding ceremonies at public places are not allowed as well. Any sort of gathering is also restricted.
Lockdown Extension in Uttar Pradesh
In Uttar Pradesh, the imposed curfew was supposed to end on Monday, 7 AM. However, it is decided to extend the curfew till May 17, 7 AM. The lockdown in Uttar Pradesh gave positive results. It was proven helpful in breaking the virus chain. A decline in cases is administered due to the curfew. Henceforth, it is better to continue the curfew to curb the virus spread.
The Worst-hit COVID-19 States in India
The Central Government announced a 10-state list that accounts for 71.75 percent of the total cases in India. Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Delhi are among the worst-hit ones. The other states in the list are Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. Besides these, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, and West Bengal are on the list too. India’s total active cases are 37,36,648. Maharashtra saw maximum deaths (864) on Sunday. Karnataka was next in line with 482 deaths.
The other States and UTs Under Lockdown
Bihar is on lockdown from May 4 till May 15. Odisha has applied restrictions from May 5 till May 19. Jharkhand is undergoing a health safety week starting April 22. The state is under curfew till May 13. Chhattisgarh has announced a weekend curfew till May 15. Punjab is on lockdown till May 15. Gujrat has imposed a night curfew from 8 PM to 6 AM till May 12. Madhya Pradesh has imposed ‘Janta Curfew’ till May 15. Goa is on curfew from May 9 to May 24. Himachal Pradesh is on ‘Corona Curfew’ from ay 7 to May 16. Uttarakhand is on lockdown till May 10. Restrictions are imposed in Jammu & Kashmir till May 10.