Localised lockdowns, nationwide implications
Re-impositions have a knock-on effect, disrupting networks nationwide, say experts.
Stricter lockdown on weekends in Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh govt has decided to impose a stricter lockdown across the state on weekends ...
Industrialists, workers worried over lack of clarity on lockdown
Yediyurappa had, last week, had appealed to people not to leave Bengaluru as...
Sunday lockdown brings Tamil Nadu to a standstill
Today is the second successive Sunday of implementation of 'intense lockdown without any relaxations' across the state and such curbs will be observed on two more Sundays this month.
Lockdown in Guwahati extended till July 19
Assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that health department had sought extension of total lockdown in Guwahati by one week.
Maharashtra mission falters as lockdowns start again
Only milk shops, pharmacies, doctor's clinics and emergency services are to be allowed. The announcement comes after a meeting chaired by Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar with senior government officials in Pune.
There is no need for another nationwide lockdown: Experts
“Calendar of Covid-19 will vary across India and another nationwide lockdown is not needed," said K Srinath Reddy, president of Public Health Foundation of India. "There are several areas relatively unaffected by the virus as yet.
COVID-19: 'Complete lockdown' on Sundays in Madhya Pradesh
Besides, the government also decided to increase vigil in border districts, claiming the spike in coronavirus cases has been caused due to entry of people from adjoining states. Mostly border districts are affected (now )as we have successfully controlled the COVID-19 spread in cities like Indore and Ujjain.
Extended lockdowns offer diminishing returns
This comes as India has been adding nearly 20,000 Covid-19 cases a day. Yet, extensive lockdowns — even state-wide ones — may not be the best strategy. Here's why.
Tougher lockdown to be imposed in Bengal from July 9
The West Bengal government has decided to expand the areas under lockdown and impose tougher restrictions from July 9 to stem the relentless spike in COVID-19 cases. The containment zones and buffer zones around them will be clubbed together and constitute a "broad-based" containment zone where total lockdown will be imposed from 5 pm on Thursday.
Thousands leave Bengaluru fearing fresh lockdown
Covid cases have surged in Bengaluru in the past 10 days and the health infrastructure has come under strain. As of July 4, the city has 7,250 patients under treatment.
Tripura announces a week of complete lockdown along its borders with Bangladesh
Manoj Kumar, chief secretary and chairman of the State Executive Committee stated that the district administration will demarcate the areas of lockdown, and put markers for easy identification of the areas. Movement of individuals will remain prohibited, except for emergency requirements.
Thousands leave Bengaluru ahead of lockdown, heightening risk of Covid surge in villages
The chief minister had, last week, appealed to people not to leave Bengaluru as rural areas of the State are safe with fewer cases, and any influx from Bengaluru into those villages will only spread the Covid-19 infection. But that is exactly what happened when the government, all of a sudden, announced a weeklong lockdown on Saturday.