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Haryana extends COVID-19 lockdown till June 21

Haryana extends COVID-19 lockdown till June 21

State
Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Sunday (June 13) extended the coronavirus lockdown by another week till June 21, while easing several restrictions. Doing away with the odd-even formula, the state government allowed all shops to open from 9 am to 8 pm. Restaurants and bars, including in hotels and malls, are allowed to open from 10 am to 10 pm. Giving further relaxations, gyms are now allowed to open from 6 am to 8 pm with 50 per cent capacity after adopting requisite social distancing norms, regular sanitisation and Covid-appropriate behavioural norms. However, spas shall remain closed, said an official order. The timings for opening of shopping malls will continue to be from 10 am to 8 pm. Sports complexes, stadia have now also been permitted to open only for sports activities ...
Tamil Nadu e-registration portal crashes due to heavy traffic

Tamil Nadu e-registration portal crashes due to heavy traffic

Nation
New Delhi: With the MK Stalin-led government in Tamil Nadu allowing workers, including plumbers, to travel to work with e-pass, the state portal for e-registration faced glitches with a large number of people simultaneously trying to get passes. The Tamil Nadu government had on June 5 announced 5 that the COVID-19 lockdown is being extended till June 14. And for those traveling both intra and inter-districts, e-registration was made compulsory by the government. On Monday morning, as thousands of registrations reached the https://eregister.tnega.org website, the portal crashed within hours. In view of the easing of curbs, road traffic saw a sharp increase everywhere and barricades put up by police to help check violations were removed in many intersections. In some places, arguments ens...
Follow rules to avoid COVID-19 lockdown, knockdown: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Follow rules to avoid COVID-19 lockdown, knockdown: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Nation
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday stressed the need for people to take care of themselves even as the state moves towards unlocking process from Monday, June 7. In a virtual meeting with leading industrialists Thackeray said, "Neither a lockdown is required nor do we want to get knocked down by the virus. So all health related rules have to be followed." The Shiv Sena leader claimed that the government was taking a "calculated risk" by relaxing the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state. "The state government is taking a calculated risk and hence people have to take care of themselves. Nothing is going to be eased immediately. Some criteria and levels have been fixed and the local administration will take decisions on whether to ease restrictions and ...
Maharashtra announces five-level unlock plan, malls and theatres to open in 18 districts

Maharashtra announces five-level unlock plan, malls and theatres to open in 18 districts

State
New Delhi: The Maharashtra government on Friday (June 4, 2021) night announced that it will lift COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the state from Monday onwards. The Chief Minister’s office (CMO) shared a five-level plan created by the state government which will be implemented from Monday (June 7, 2021). The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government also added that the restrictions will be relaxed on the basis of the COVID-19 positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds. The state government in a statement said, “There shall be five levels of restrictions for different classes/categories of activities. These levels of restrictions shall be applied based on two parameters: Case positivity rate and Percentage of Oxygen Beds Occupancy.” The statement from the CMO also added that...
Noida, Ghaziabad get no relief from COVID-19 lockdown, restrictions to stay in full force

Noida, Ghaziabad get no relief from COVID-19 lockdown, restrictions to stay in full force

State
New Delhi: Even as the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday (May 30, 2021) eased lockdown restrictions across various districts in the state, allowing certain activities from June 1, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar along with 18 other districts will remain under the existing curfew as they continue to report a high number of coronavirus infections daily. The educational institutions like schools, colleges, coaching centers as well as markets in these districts will continue to remain closed. Even though the restaurants, cafes, eateries and food courts are directed to remain closed, home delivery will remain permitted in these areas. List of UP’s 20 districts where restrictions will continue:Meerut Lucknow Gautam Budh Nagar Ghaziabad Varanasi Saharanpur Gorakhpur Muzaffarnagar Bare...
Maharashtra extends lockdown-like restrictions by 15 days, with certain relaxations

Maharashtra extends lockdown-like restrictions by 15 days, with certain relaxations

State
New delhi: Maharashtra on Sunday extended the lockdown imposed in the state by another 15 days, saying coronavirus cases are are on the rise in some districts, especially the rural areas. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in a press briefing urged people to not let their guard down. “I don’t know when and what date the third wave will come. So we should not let our guard down…If the third wave comes at a strong intensity, then we will have a problem with oxygen supply because this time we needed 1700 MT every day,” Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said. The unlocking will be in a graded manner, the chief minister said. "We are unwillingly extending the lockdown. We are ramping up the health infrastructure. The unlocking will be done in graded manner," he said. Thackeray said that more c...
Telangana to extend COVID-19 lockdown? CM K Chandrashekar Rao to take call today

Telangana to extend COVID-19 lockdown? CM K Chandrashekar Rao to take call today

Nation
New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will hold a state cabinet meet with his ministers on Sunday (May 30, 2021) to decide on the extension of state-wide COVID-induced lockdown to curb the spread of infection in the state. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to take a call on the matters related to lockdown extension today in a state cabinet meeting in the afternoon. As per the release from the Chief Minister’s Office, "Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to hold a State Cabinet meeting on May 30 at 2 pm at Pragathi Bhavan." "The Cabinet will discuss agriculture, crops in the State, the ongoing paddy procurement process, availability of seeds and fertilisers, curbing the supply of spurious seeds, COVID-19, lockdown and other subjects," the releas...
COVID-19 curbs to continue in Maharashtra, graded easing later: CM Uddhav Thackeray issues directives

COVID-19 curbs to continue in Maharashtra, graded easing later: CM Uddhav Thackeray issues directives

State
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday (May 27, 2021) said that the state government will extend the COVID-induced lockdown-like curbs in the state. The Chief Minister's Office (CMO) issued a statement which said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has stated necessary directives in this regard to the state administration during a cabinet meeting. The authorities also added that the lockdown-like curbs in the state will be lifted in a phased manner later on. The statement from the CMO also added that the Maharashtra Chief Minister believes that precautions are needed at the moment even though the positivity rate in the state is declining. "In 10 to 15 districts, the positivity rate is still very high. Besides, there is the threat of black fungus infection (fo...
COVID-19: United Kingdom to review its travel Red list in June

COVID-19: United Kingdom to review its travel Red list in June

World
New Delhi: The United Kingdom will be reviewing its traffic light system which includes countries listed on the travel red list on 28th June. Further reviews will also take place on 31st July, 1st October. More than 40 countries have been listed on UK's travel red list, making it difficult for travellers from these countries to enter Western European country. The includes 5 countries from South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Nepal. The red, amber and green list rules for COVID is a system put in place by London to deal with international incoming amid the pandemic. If a country is on the red list, then travellers have to undergo 10 days in quarantine and two COVID tests. India was put on the travel red list in April as COVID cases surged. The surge in the COVID ca...
Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines, check details here

Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines, check details here

State
New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday (May 18) put a cap on the maximum number of people allowed in weddings during the current lockdown imposed in view of the ravaging COVID-19 crisis. As per the fresh directives, now a maximum of 25 people will be permitted in weddings and other functions. In a letter to district officials, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said permission will be given for participation of maximum 25 invitees at a time for wedding and other functions, both in open and enclosed places, PTI reported. Attendees will have to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, while strict social distancing has to be complied with while making seating arrangements. Proper arrangements have to be made for sanitation and cleanliness of toilets at the ve...