Covid lockdown restrictions eased in Delhi, UP, Bihar and other states as cases drop

For weeks, India battled a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that crippled the nation’s well being system and led to shortages of oxygen and medical provides. To curb the surging Covid cases, a number of states went underneath lockdown, proscribing most actions to discourage the gathering of individuals. As Covid cases proceed to drop with India registering the bottom Covid infections in over 50 days, states have began unlocking, easing curbs to facilitate enterprise derailed by the variants.

Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir (J&Ok), Haryana, Manipur, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Kerala, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh have eased the Covid-induced restrictions resulting from a decline in new Covid cases and positivity fee. Many states, together with Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa, have prolonged the restrictions whereas permitting some areas to open. Here’s what has been unlocked and what stays locked in these states.


The technique of lifting the lockdown progressively in Delhi began from right this moment (May 31), beginning with the resumption of building actions and the reopening of factories for every week. The phase-wise unlocking course of in Delhi has began after over six weeks of lockdown enforced in view of the second wave of Covid-19.

From right this moment, operations of producing models inside closed premises in authorised industrial areas, and building actions inside worksites are allowed.

Lockdown measures in Delhi have additionally been prolonged by one other week by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority(DDMA) and will now be in power until June 7.


The Maharashtra authorities on Sunday prolonged the lockdown-like curbs until June 15 and additionally introduced that relaxations might be granted relying upon the Covid-19 positivity fee and availability of oxygen beds.

In municipal firms or areas of districts with lower than 10 per cent Covid-19 positivity fee and the place the provision of occupied oxygen beds might be lower than 40 per cent, all of the institutions/outlets engaged in important commodities and providers can stay open from 7 am to 2 pm.

All authorities workplaces can perform with the attendance of 25 per cent of workers. All the agricultural work and equipment-related outlets have been allowed to open on the working days until 2 pm.


The Bihar authorities on Monday prolonged the lockdown by one other week, until June 8, however eased a few of the restrictions in order to facilitate enterprise actions. Detailed tips might be launched later in the day.


Jammu and Kashmir on Monday began the method of partial unlocking after a month of lockdown. According to new tips imposed by authorities on Sunday, outlets have been allowed to open on alternate days. The public transport was allowed to ply at 50 per cent of the seating capability in the Orange class districts — Pulwama, Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam and Kupwara.

All academic establishments, together with the non-public teaching centres, cinema halls, multiplexes, golf equipment, gyms, spas and paid parks will stay closed until additional orders.


Uttar Pradesh on Sunday introduced the easing of restrictions in districts with fewer lively cases, although night time curfew and weekend shutdown will stay. As per the brand new tips, outlets and markets outdoors containment zones might be allowed to open for 5 days every week.

From June 1, outlets and markets outdoors containment zones might be allowed to stay open from 7 am to 7 pm from Mondays to Fridays. Eateries on highways and distributors might be allowed to function. Industrial models have been allowed to perform. Vegetable markets in densely populated areas will perform in open areas.

Night curfew in Uttar Pradesh will stay in place from 7 pm to 7 am. Weekend restrictions will keep on Saturdays and Sundays in the state.

Restrictions might be eased in other districts when the Covid-19 cases fall beneath 600.


Though the Madhya Pradesh authorities has authorised a phase-wise unlocking of the “corona curfew” restrictions starting June 1, the weekend lockdown will proceed to be in power throughout the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan introduced on Sunday.

The state authorities on Sunday allowed 100 per cent attendance for officers and 50 per cent for other workers in its workplaces.


The Haryana authorities has additionally prolonged the coronavirus lockdown by one other week until June 7. It has additionally eased restrictions on store timings. The outlets throughout the state will now be allowed to stay open from 9 am to three pm on odd-even days.

Malls will now be allowed to open from 10 am to six pm, topic to sure circumstances. The variety of guests allowed inside a mall will rely upon the scale of the construction.

The curfew timings will proceed to be from 10 pm to five am.


Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday introduced the extension of the lockdown until June 9. Some concessions might be given to carry out important actions.

All industrial institutions (together with coir, cashew, and so on) can perform with minimal workers not exceeding 50 per cent of whole energy.

Banks will stay open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with prolonged timings until 5 pm. Shops promoting books, textiles for weddings, jewelry, and footwear are allowed to open until 5 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is a have a look at coronavirus-induced restrictions/lockdown imposed by states and union territories:

Punjab has prolonged the coronavirus restrictions until June 10.

Jharkhand has imposed lockdown until June 3.

Odisha has prolonged lockdown until June 17.

West Bengal authorities prolonged ongoing Covid-19 restrictions until June 15.

Kerala has prolonged lockdown until June 9 with some concessions.

Tamil Nadu has prolonged the lockdown until June 7.

Karnataka has introduced an extension of lockdown until June 7.

Puducherry authorities additionally determined to proceed the lockdown until June 7

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