The process of unlocking has started amidst the decreasing cases of corona in the country.
New Delhi. There has been a decline in the cases of corona virus infection in the country. In the midst of all this, different states have started unlocking. Unlock orders have been issued in many states including Maharashtra, UP, Delhi and Bihar. However, it has been clarified that Kovid protocols should be followed. However, it has been decided to continue the lockdown in Telangana, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh for now. So let us tell you where the lockdown has been relaxed and where people will have to wait now.
Market malls open with odd-even arrangement in Delhi – Markets and malls opened on the basis of odd-even arrangement in the national capital on Monday after being closed for more than one and a half months in view of second dreadful wave of Kovid-19 pandemic Attendance was very less. Only a few customers were seen in many markets, while shopkeepers were seen cleaning and sanitizing their shops. The sellers are hopeful that more people will come in the coming week when things get better.
The unlock process can be run in four to five phases in Karnataka- Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok indicated on Wednesday that the unlock process can be run in four to five phases after June 14 in the state. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa can take a decision on this issue on June 11 or 12 after meeting with ministers, officials and experts. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the state has also recommended to start unlocking activities in the state in a phased manner.
The Haryana government on Sunday extended the lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of Kovid-19 for a further week till June 14. However, further relaxation in restrictions has also been provided. Exemptions have been given to open shops and shopping malls in the state. Religious places can also now open with 21 people at a time. Corporate offices have also been allowed to open with 50 per cent personnel following social distancing norms. Now 21 people can attend any wedding and funeral.
The Sikkim government on Sunday announced to extend the lockdown implemented in the state by one week till June 14. However, the state government has also given some relaxation in the restrictions, under which ration and vegetable and hardware shops will now be able to open from 7 am to 2 pm. Earlier, shops were allowed to open only till 12 noon.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced to extend the lockdown till June 14 with some relaxation in restrictions from Monday. There will be no relaxation in those 11 districts of the state, where new cases are still coming in large numbers. Himachal Pradesh and Goa have extended the Corona Curfew till June 14 with some relaxations.
Lockdown extended in Telangana till June 19- The Telangana government extended the lockdown imposed for the prevention of Kovid-19 for the next 10 days on Tuesday with relaxation from 6 am to 6 pm daily. Now this lockdown will last till June 19. According to a government release, in the border areas like Khammam, Nalgonda and Nagarjuna Sagar, there will be relaxation till 2 am in view of daily cases of Kovid.
Puducherry government extended the lockdown till 14 June, some relaxation in restrictions – The Puducherry government has extended the existing lockdown for another week from 7 June midnight to 14 June but at the same time announced the relaxation of many restrictions. This announcement has been made after the decrease in the cases of corona virus in the union territory. In an order issued late Monday night by the Secretary (Relief and Rehabilitation) and Member Secretary of the Puducherry State Executive Committee, it was said that the corona curfew will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am. In the current order, liquor shops have been allowed to open from 9 am to 5 pm.
Lockdown ends in Bihar from Tuesday, night curfew will continue – Bihar government has ended the lockdown issued since May 5 in view of corona virus infection. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tweeted on Tuesday and said, ‘Corona virus infection has decreased due to the lockdown. Therefore, night curfew will continue from 7 pm to 5 am, ending the lockdown. Government and private offices will open till 4 pm with 50 percent attendance. The opening period of shops will be extended till 5 pm. He said, ‘Online teaching work can be done. Private vehicles will be allowed to ply. This arrangement will be in place for the next one week. Still need to avoid crowd.
Hotels, religious places, gyms reopen in Gujarat with some restrictions – The Gujarat government on Wednesday allowed hotels, restaurants, gyms and religious places to reopen with some restrictions and limited restrictions during the period from June 11 to June 26. Political and other types of programs with attendance were also allowed. Officials said that during this period from 9 am to 7 pm, hotels and restaurants can operate with 50 percent seating capacity. Till now only home delivery of food was allowed, but with the decline in the cases of new COVID-19 infections, the government decided to give some relaxations.
Relaxation in restrictions in Maharashtra: Thane and Navi Mumbai in the second category – The municipal areas of Thane and Navi Mumbai of Maharashtra have been placed in the second category of the Maharashtra government’s five-level plan related to easing the restrictions imposed due to Corona virus. The basis of this plan is the weekly infection rate and percentage of oxygen beds filled. The second category is for those cities and districts where the infection rate is five percent and 25 to 40 percent oxygen beds are filled. Under the third category, such areas will come where the infection rate is between five to ten percent and more than 40 percent of the oxygen beds are filled.