Unlock 2.0: Here’s what states may restrict and allow from July 1
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The coronavirus cases in the country crossed the grim milestone of 5 lakh-cases on Saturday with record single-day spike of over 18,500 new infections. Amid the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases when the new infections are making new records every day, the local administration of states are in dilemma to whether allow the activities to open further with the new phase of Unlock starting from July 1 or to continue with the restrictions to stop the rising trend.
However, several states like West Bengal and Jharkhand have decided to extend the lockdown till July 31, while other states like Assam and Tamil Nadu have announced selective lockdown in worst-hit districts.
Since only a few days are left for the end of this Unlock 1.0, here are the demands or the sense of the mood of several states across the country.
Jharkhand: The JMM government in the state has extended the lockdown till July 31 in view of the increasing cases. The coronavirus cases in Jharkhand reached 2,290 on Saturday. “All activities permitted prior to this order shall remain permitted. The activities to remain prohibited are the closure of schools, colleges, educational, training and coaching institutions, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls, shopping malls...," the order said
Assam: The Assam government on Friday announced a 12-hour night curfew in the state. The government had also announced complete lockdown in Kamrup district from Sunday midnight (June 28).
West Bengal: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended the lockdown in the state till July 31 amid the continuous spike in coronavirus cases. However, the state government said that the extended lockdown will come with more relaxations. No train and metro service will not resume during the period. Also, schools, colleges and other educational institutions will continue to remain closed. On Friday, she asked the Centre to stop international repatriation flights and also domestic flights to Kolkata from states with a high Covid-19 infection rate till July 31
Delhi: Delhi has become the worst-hit city in the country with more than 77,000 cases of coronavirus. The state government has announced that schools will remain closed in the national capital till July 31. The Delhi government has also started mega testing drive in which the health care officials are conducting door-to-door screening of people. However, despite the spurt in cases, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had denied any possibility of extending lockdown in the capital.
Telangana: The sharp spike in the number of positive cases for Covid-19 in Hyderabad in the last few days has forced several shops, business establishments and general markets to go for a voluntary lockdown for a period ranging between seven and 10 days. The total tally of Covid cases in the state reached 11,364.
Tamil Nadu: The districts of Chennai, Madurai and parts of Chengelpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur are under lockdown since last Friday till June 30 with permission for most activities except essential services withdrawn.
Karnataka: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced that there will not be a complete lockdown in Bengaluru since the economy is also equally important. Chief Minister Yediyurappa had expressed confidence that if everyone (MLAs) pay special attention in their respective assembly constituency, COVID can be controlled.
Posted By: Talib Khan