New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of coronavirus cases have been growing at an exponential rate across the country. So far, the country has reported nearly 3 lakh coronavirus cases while more than 8,400 people have succumbed to the novel infection, according to the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website. With almost 3 lakh cases, India on Friday surpassed the United Kingdom (UK) to become the fourth worst-hit country by COVID-19.    

The alarming spike in the number of coronavirus cases comes at a time when India has entered the ‘unlock 1.0’ or the first phase of the Centre’s three-phase plan to uplift the lockdown across the country. However, several states in India have decided not to relax the restrictions in wake of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country. So here’s a complete list of states which are favouring lockdown extensions and which are against it:

Mizoram:

The Mizoram government was the first state in the country that announced the state will be in “complete lockdown” till June 23, adding that it has also decided to "extend the period of quarantine which currently is 14 days to 21 days with immediate effect".

West Bengal:

The state government in West Bengal have extended the lockdown till June 30, “with all existing relaxations and conditions still in place.” It has allowed places of worship to reopen, and jute, tea and construction sectors to resume full-fledged operations. Shopping malls, restaurants and other establishments have also their resumed services in the state.

Maharashtra:

Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state in India by COVID-19, has cleared the air over lockdown extension and said that it will not be 're-announced' in the state, urging people to practice social distancing to control the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus in the state.

Delhi:

The national capital has also reported an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus. The city-state, however, has dismissed the reports that the lockdown will be extended in the national capital.  

Tamil Nadu:

The Tamil Nadu government has also dismissed the reports that it will extend the lockdown in the state and warned of legal action against those spreading rumours of intensification of lockdown. “The government has no such plans. Stern legal action will be taken against those who spread such rumours. The government has not issued any such order,” said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma