Lockdown in India latest updates: West Bengal extends total lockdown in containment zones till July 19

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Updated: Jul 14, 2020 8:39 PM

Lockdown in India extension state-wise update: Bihar government has announced a total lockdown in all districts of Bihar starting from July 16.

Lockdown in India, Lockdown extension, Lockdown in Bangalore, Lockdown extended, lockdown update, Lockdown in Pune, lockdown in MaharashtraLockdown in India extension state-wise update: Earlier, lockdown was enforced in Patna and a few districts in Bihar (Representative image by Reuters)

Lockdown in India extension update: West Bengal announced an extension total lockdown in containment zones to July 19, PTI quoted state Home Department as saying.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced that a complete lockdown would be enforced in Bihar from July 16 to July 31.

Lockdown is going on in parts of West Bengal including Kolkata, parts of Bihar including Patna, parts of Assam including Guwahati, and parts of Kerala including Thiruvananthapuram. Meanwhile, governments in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra have also decided to enforce a more stringent lockdown in their states to prevent spurt in COVID19 cases.

Punjab government has put a complete bar on all public gatherings. Apart from this, the state government has restricted social gatherings to five and marriages/other social functions to 30 instead of the current 50, Punjab Chief Minister’s Office was quoted as saying by ANI.

With coronavirus cases rising in Kashmir, strict lockdown restrictions have been imposed in most parts of the valley including Srinagar. Authorities have said that no movement of people, except for essential services and medical emergencies, are allowed. So far, most of the roads and market places, including the business hub of Lal Chowk in Srinagar have been sealed.

To check the spread of coronavirus in the capital city, the Karnataka government has announced that a total lockdown would be enforced in Bengaluru city limits and Bengaluru Rural areas from 8 pm on July 14 to 5 am on July 22.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to implement lockdown on weekends in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi has said. A similar lockdown like curbs was enforced in Noida and other parts from Friday night.

Maharashtra, which is the worst affected coronavirus state in India, has decided to enforce total lockdown in the municipal corporation limits of Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, and surrounding rural areas. The lockdown in Pune will begin from July 14 land is scheduled to end on July 23.

West Bengal government had enforced lockdown in containment zones in districts and the capital city Kolkata for 7 days in view of the rise in the Coronavirus cases.

Bihar government had enforced total lockdown in Patna and multiple districts citing the ongoing pandemic situation. The lockdown commenced on July 10 and is scheduled to end after the completion of seven days.

On July 11, the Assam government had extended lockdown in Guwahati city and Kamrup (Metro) district for another seven days. Kamrup region was placed under a 14-day lockdown, that began from June 28.

Kerala government has also extended a strict lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram city limits till July 20 after coronavirus cases rose in the southern state.

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