UP CM Yogi Adityanath has announced a weekly Sunday lockdown in the state, where only essential services and activities will be permitted. He has issued an order imposing fines on people who fail to wear masks. The fine amount is said to be Rs 1,000 for the first-time offenders and Rs 10,000 for the repeaters. Reportedly, a night curfew from 7 PM to 8 AM has also been enforced in 10 districts.
Uttarakhand government has announced a fresh COVID-19 guidelines on April 16, to tackle increasing number of cases. The government has capped the maximum capacity of 200 people to attend religious and social gatherings. While gyms and public transport will be operated at 50% of their occupancy, coaching centres and swimming pools will remain shut until next order.. Besides, a night curfew from 10:30 PM to 5 AM will be imposed.
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A village in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh has gone into a self-imposed lockdown after four Covid-19 related deaths in the area. The 3,500 residents of Hinota Kalan village are avoiding all public rallies and gatherings organized by leaders for the upcoming by-polls in the district on April 17. Moreover, they agitated at the government's Covid-19 management protocols and they decided to shut down all shops over the weekend.
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The Maharashtra government on April 13 announced to impose section 144 from April 14 to May 1, aiming to control the surge in the COVID-19 cases. While CM Uddhav Thackeray refrained from complete lockdown, he stated the new restrictions would be "very strict". With this, assembly of more than five people at a public place will be restricted. However, food delivery and other essential services will remain operative.
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Karnataka Chief Karnataka B. S. Yeddyurappa on April 13, denied the possibility of lockdown due to increased COVID-19 cases in the state. He stated, a Technical Advisory Committee comprising of all party leaders will conduct a meeting on April 18 to discuss the further course of action. Meanwhile, he urged the people to cooperate with the COVID-19 protocol by wearing masks, following social distancing and maintaining hygiene.
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Amid crossing 10,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka on April 11, CM BS Yediyurappa cautioned the state people on imposing lockdown if failed to cooperate. The state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that it is expected to have 25,000-30,000 COVID-19 cases by April end. The government is not willing to impose lockdown but do not compel us with non-cooperation, said Ministers cautioning the state people.
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The coronavirus' second wave-led local restrictions have prompted migrant workers to return to their native places as they fear of another nationwide lockdown. Reportedly, each day, hundreds of migrant workers are travelling back to their home states. While some of them are willingly returning, others have been asked by their employers. "We are keeping an eye on the inflow of workers during the second wave," said a labour department official… read-more
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The New Zealand government, on April 8, announced a temporary ban on the entry of travellers from India. Extending the ban to even its own citizens, the island nation has imposed suspension for April 11 to April 28. "The resumption would be finalised after considering the risk management measures," said PM Jacinda Ardern. Witnessing the second wave of COVID-19, India has been reporting over 1,00,000 cases on daily basis.
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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on April 8 announced new COVID-19 restrictions in the state. The state government has now extended the duration of earlier announced weekend (Saturday-Sunday) lockdown: from Friday 6PM to Monday 6AM. Asserting to control the fresh COVID-19 spike, the CM said, "My intention has never been to impose a complete lockdown." He also stated of creating containment zones in big cities.
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As many flyers have complained of not receiving the refund against the tickets cancelled during the lockdown, the Centre on April 7 asked all the airlines to resolve the issue sooner. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has also "expressed dissatisfaction" over the delayed refund of credit shells of passengers. However, IndiGo and GoAir airlines have told the ministry that they have refund all the dues to the passengers.
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