States May Impose Lockdown Again Due To Rising COVID19 Cases

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Nishat Aftabi

New Delhi, 2 April 2021: Amidst the growing cases of coronavirus disease (COVID19) in the country, states have begun to take harsh steps to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Things are getting worse day by day in Maharashtra as positive cases are steadily increasing. Due to this, Chief Ministers of different states are calling for another phase of lockdown.

Maharashtra – It has been the most affected by Corona. Cases are steadily increasing. Due to this, night curfew and partial restrictions have been imposed in many districts of the state. Even after this, the situation remains bad. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called a high-level meeting of state officials.

Delhi – Cases are increasing rapidly. About 2800 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting to brainstorm on the deterrence of corona infection and the management of patients. Covid Health Center has to start again due to increasing cases. Due to these, schools up to class VIII in the national capital will remain closed till further orders. Students will continue their studies through online classes. Schools have been approved to call only students from class IX to XII.

Uttar Pradesh – Amidst growing cases of the corona, the Yogi government has issued an order to close all government and private schools up to class eight till 11 April. CM Yogi Adityanath Friday held a meeting with the core team (Team-11) at his government residence.

Madhya Pradesh – The government on Wednesday issued an order to close all schools and colleges in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Betul, Chhindwara, Khargone, Ratlam till April 15. Because of the increasing cases in Maharashtra, the bus services between the two states will also be cancelled till 15 April. There will be a lockdown on Saturday and Sunday in Betul, Khargone, Ratlam. Here will be a lockdown in Chhindwara from Thursday midnight till 6 am Monday.

Chandigarh – Taking strict measures, a complete lockdown has been imposed in the fort from April 6 to April 14. Apart from this, night curfew is in force in 19 districts including the capital Raipur. Districts namely Bilaspur, Surguja, Surajpur, Balrampur, Kanker, Jagdalpur, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Mungeli, Korba, Gaurella-Pendra-Marwahi, Janjgir-Champa, Mahasamund, Dhamtari and Rajnandgaon.

Punjab – A large number of new corona cases are continuing in Punjab. Due to this, the restrictions imposed on hotels, cinemas and multiplexes in the state will continue till 10 April. In the districts where the night curfew has been imposed, the curfew will continue. The UK variant has been found in 85 new cases in the state. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has indicated to look into the option of weekend lockdown. He has also said that strict restrictions will be imposed to improve the situation till next week. The meeting is to be held on April 8.

Uttarakhand – Those coming from 12 states in Uttarakhand will get admission only after showing a negative report of the RTPCR test. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said in a meeting with officials that the RT PCR test and vaccination should be expedited. Because of the Kumbh in Haridwar, a special campaign should be carried out for this. People coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh will have to show RT PCR negative reports. The report in this system, which came into effect on April 1, should not be more than 72 hours long.

Indian Railways has made a big decision amidst quickly prospering cases. Accordingly, the Tejas Express train (82902/82901) running between Mumbai to Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad to Mumbai has been closed for a month.