Lockdown Updates: The number of coronavirus positive patients is rigorously increasing in India with each passing day. As of now, the metric has crossed 8.5 lakhs that has forced many of the Indian states to take the decision of imposing lockdown once again. In this regard, many of the states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, and many others have declared area-wise lockdown. Similarly, Karnataka Government has also declared to have lockdown in Karnataka from 14th July for the tenure of a week as of now.
State-wise details on Lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic
The Government of Uttar Pradesh has taken up the choice of implementing lockdown on weekends. This has been done to control the movement of the public strictly that is noticed to be the highest during the weekends. Earlier to this, the Government has imposed strict lockdown of straight 55 hours from 10 pm on 11th July 2020 to 5 am on 13th July 2020. During this tenure, the only shops available were those selling necessary items. This restriction has been imposed noticing the report of more than 35000 COVID 19 positive cases in the state till now.
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The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami has extended the lockdown now to many other regions such as Madurai, Paravai Town, and other nearby regions. The lockdown has been extended till 14th July 2020 as of now.
The Government of Maharashtra made an announcement earlier regarding a complete lockdown from 13th July 2020 to 23rd July 2020 in the regions of Pune and Chindwad. But soon, the Government has also mentioned that the lockdown will be imposed in other areas too now such as Mumbai and other nearby areas.
Shocking information of high containment zones in Srinagar has made the Government in Kashmir also to take major steps in regard to lockdown. The Government has decided to seal the historic area of Lal Chowk along with as many as 67 different areas in Srinagar. The sudden spike in COVID 19 positive patients in Srinagar was seen last week and this has made the Government here to take quick action to curb the situation.
Though the number of COVID 19 positive cases are also increasing in Delhi, the recovery rates in the State has been also marked as increasing. The State has got more than 1500 new cases in the last 24 hours but the number of fatalities has been reduced to some extent now. The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has stated that the step of making people home quarantined with the support of pulse oximeters has worked in a huge way in saving the lives of many people. The Government will be imposing lockdown in the State and will be continuing with the option of treating patients with mild symptoms at home to provide proper treatment to maximum people and saving more lives.
Karnataka has noticed a curfew-like situation this Sunday due to the strict lockdown imposed. It is estimated that the number of positive cases in the State may spike up to double in the next two months. Hence, there are some strict measures being taken in this regard. The Government has imposed a complete lockdown from 14th July 2020 at 8 pm for the next seven days as of now. The cases in Karnataka on Saturday 11th July 2020 was about 36, 216.
With the highest spike of 1,266 positive cases, the number of patients increased to 16,305 on 12th July 2020 in Bihar. Noticing such a situation, the entire state was kept locked for more than 24 hours from Sunday. Some of the important regions that were kept under strict lockdown in the State were West Champaran districts, Begusarai, Nawada, Nalanda, Bhagalpur, and Patna.
Arunachal Pradesh is another state that has noticed a massive rise in the number of COVID 19 positive cases as of now. The Government of the State had imposed the lockdown this weekend and then has extended it to 20th July 5 PM noticing the situation of the State.
By now, the number of cases in India has increased up to more than 9 lakhs and the death toll has increased to more than 22500 by now. As per the Union Health Ministry, as many s 550 people are getting succumbed to the infection on a daily basis.
Though the number of positive patients is increasing and has reached a margin of 9 lakhs, it has been also noticed that the number of people recovered has also increased. As of now, out of 8.5 lakhs patients approximately, more than 5 lakh people have got recovered.
The Union Health Minister has mentioned that the rapid number of testing throughout the country has resulted that India still has a low rate of fatalities due to the infection. But the cases are increasing on a daily basis and this has led the Government of different states to draw strict parameters.