Articles about COVID-19 Guidelines

Imposition of heavy COVID-19 fines a 'daylight robbery': Delhi Congress

10 Sep 2021

Imposition of heavy COVID-19 fines a 'daylight robbery': Delhi Congress

Delhi Congress chief Anil Kumar on Thursday termed imposition of heavy fines by the Delhi government for COVID-19 guidelines violation a "daylight robbery" and demanded that over Rs. 135 crore collected as penalty be disbursed to COVID-19 warriors as compensation.

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

08 Sep 2021

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places in Delhi have been barred by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schools reopen for Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka

06 Sep 2021

Schools reopen for Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka

Schools reopened for students of Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka on Monday, with COVID-19 protocols and standard operating procedures in place.

Coaching institutes across Delhi opt for restricted opening

02 Sep 2021

Coaching institutes across Delhi opt for restricted opening

It was a "limited opening" for most of the coaching institutes across Delhi on Wednesday as they were finally allowed to resume physical classes after being closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Low turnout as schools reopen in Rajasthan and UP

01 Sep 2021

Low turnout as schools reopen in Rajasthan and UP

The government and private schools were reopened for Class IX to Class XII in Rajasthan on Wednesday after being shut for over four months following a spike in cases in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tamil Nadu: Schools and colleges resume physical classes with SOPs

01 Sep 2021

Tamil Nadu: Schools and colleges resume physical classes with SOPs

Offline teaching for Class IX to Class XII in Tamil Nadu resumed on Wednesday, with strict COVID-19 protocol in place, while physical classes in colleges also commenced in the state.

Muted Janmashtami celebrations at Delhi temples

30 Aug 2021

Muted Janmashtami celebrations at Delhi temples

Delhi will see muted Janmashtami celebrations this year with devotees not being allowed to visit religious places as part of the preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Non-Puri residents allowed to cremate bodies at 'Swargadwar' crematorium

16 Aug 2021

Non-Puri residents allowed to cremate bodies at 'Swargadwar' crematorium

The Puri district administration on Monday allowed people from outside Puri to cremate the mortal remains of their near and dear ones at the Swargadwar crematorium in the sea beach in Puri with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol, officials said.

Mumbai: Public gardens, beaches to remain open till 10 pm

16 Aug 2021

Mumbai: Public gardens, beaches to remain open till 10 pm

All public gardens, playgrounds, chowpatties, and beaches in Mumbai will now remain open from 6 am to 10 pm as part of fresh relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Monday.

Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

14 Aug 2021

Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

The Punjab government on Saturday announced that from Monday the state will allow entry to only those who are either fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have a negative RT-PCR report.

Bengal allows business establishments to remain open till 10:30 pm

14 Aug 2021

Bengal allows business establishments to remain open till 10:30 pm

The West Bengal government on Friday allowed all shops and business establishments including bars and restaurants to remain open till usual working hours but not beyond 10:30 pm.

Bengal: COVID-19 restrictions extended till August 30, night curbs relaxed

12 Aug 2021

Bengal: COVID-19 restrictions extended till August 30, night curbs relaxed

The COVID-19 related restrictions in West Bengal were extended till August 30 with relaxations in the curbs during the night hours, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday.

Kerala CM Vijayan flays Karnataka's fresh travel curbs on passengers

05 Aug 2021

Kerala CM Vijayan flays Karnataka's fresh travel curbs on passengers

Days after neighboring Karnataka imposed travel restrictions on persons from the state in view of the COVID-19 situation, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said the fresh curbs were against the directive of the Centre in this regard.

UP: Schools to reopen for classes 9-12 from August 16

02 Aug 2021

UP: Schools to reopen for classes 9-12 from August 16

Schools in Uttar Pradesh will resume classes 9 to 12 from August 16, but with 50 percent attendance, according to an order issued by the state government on Monday.

Gujarat: Around 150 people participate in religious procession; three booked

31 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Around 150 people participate in religious procession; three booked

Around 150 people participated in a religious procession in the Surendranagar district of Gujarat in violation of the coronavirus norms, following which police have registered an offense against two organizers of the event and a disc jockey (DJ) operator, an official said on Saturday.

Bengal districts directed to strictly handle COVID-19 norms violation

28 Jul 2021

Bengal districts directed to strictly handle COVID-19 norms violation

Amid the growing trend of people flouting the COVID-19 guidelines set by the state government, West Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi on Tuesday directed all district magistrates to handle incidents of such violation "very strictly," sources said.

Delhi zoo to reopen from August 1

26 Jul 2021

Delhi zoo to reopen from August 1

The Delhi zoo will reopen for visitors from August 1, over three months after it was shut due to a surge in coronavirus cases during the second wave of the pandemic, officials said on Monday.

Tilak Nagar market in Delhi closed for COVID-19 protocol violation

23 Jul 2021

Tilak Nagar market in Delhi closed for COVID-19 protocol violation

Several markets in the Tilak Nagar area have been closed till July 27 following violations of COVID-19 protocols, officials said on Friday.

Two Delhi markets closed till Wednesday over COVID-19 norm violation

20 Jul 2021

Two Delhi markets closed till Wednesday over COVID-19 norm violation

The Kolhapur Road market and the Inner Circle market, both in the Kamla Nagar area in Delhi, will remain closed till Wednesday for not adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behavior and violating guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), according to an official order.

Five districts of Assam to remain under complete lockdown

20 Jul 2021

Five districts of Assam to remain under complete lockdown

Five districts of Assam will continue to be under total lockdown owing to their high COVID-19 positivity rate while the movement of people to and from other districts across the state will remain suspended, state Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said on Monday.

Gujarat: Over 200 people gather for religious event; FIR filed

19 Jul 2021

Gujarat: Over 200 people gather for religious event; FIR filed

Over 200 people gathered for a religious function at Dada Saheb Jain Temple in the Kalanala area in Bhavnagar city of Gujarat following which police registered an FIR against its organizers for alleged violation of COVID-19 guidelines, an official said on Monday.

COVID-19: Sikkim bans socio-religious, entertainment activities for a month

16 Jul 2021

COVID-19: Sikkim bans socio-religious, entertainment activities for a month

The Sikkim government on Thursday imposed a ban on all socio-religious and entertainment-related activities for a month due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 cases spiked due to unlock measures: Kerala Health Minister

09 Jul 2021

COVID-19 cases spiked due to unlock measures: Kerala Health Minister

With Kerala witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, the state's Health Minister Veena George said on Friday that the numbers went up due to certain relaxations in the restrictions and were expected to go down.

No room for carelessness, complacency: PM Modi on COVID-19 situation

09 Jul 2021

No room for carelessness, complacency: PM Modi on COVID-19 situation

Expressing concern over the sight of crowded places with people not following COVID-19 norms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there should be no space for carelessness or complacency and that a single mistake would have a far-reaching impact and may weaken the fight against the pandemic.

Third COVID-19 wave: Delhi government panel devises color-coded response system

08 Jul 2021

Third COVID-19 wave: Delhi government panel devises color-coded response system

A Delhi government panel on managing the possible third wave of COVID-19 has devised a color-coded mechanism that prescribes a graded response, including the closure of most economic activities at the highest "Red" level alert.

'Welcome procession' lands recently-released history-sheeter in jail again

03 Jul 2021

'Welcome procession' lands recently-released history-sheeter in jail again

Ten days after he walked out of a prison on being granted bail, a history-sheeter was arrested in Mumbai after some of his supporters gathered and took out a procession to welcome him despite the coronavirus-induced restrictions in place, a police official said on Saturday.

Wait to workout ends as Delhi's gyms, yoga centers reopen

28 Jun 2021

Wait to workout ends as Delhi's gyms, yoga centers reopen

The wait to hit the gym was finally over for Delhiites on Monday as gyms and yoga centers opened in the national capital after a gap of three long months.

Shopkeeper arrested for violating COVID-19 protocol dies in police custody

19 Jun 2021

Shopkeeper arrested for violating COVID-19 protocol dies in police custody

A shopkeeper arrested by police for keeping his shop open during curfew died in police custody in Assam's Cachar district following which 500 people came out in the streets alleging that he was tortured and demanded action against police personnel, officials said on Saturday.

Ensure lockdown opening up is 'carefully calibrated,' Centre tells states

19 Jun 2021

Ensure lockdown opening up is 'carefully calibrated,' Centre tells states

The easing of COVID-19-related lockdown norms has led to crowding in some markets and other places, the Centre said today, as it urged states to ensure the "extremely important" five-fold strategy of COVID-19 appropriate behavior, test-track-treat, and vaccination to prevent the spread of the disease.

Nine arrested for burning Bhaichung Bhutia's effigy in Sikkim

14 Jun 2021

Nine arrested for burning Bhaichung Bhutia's effigy in Sikkim

Police has arrested nine persons in connection with the burning of an effigy of former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia at Namchi Town in South Sikkim District in violation of the current COVID-19 induced lockdown in the state, a senior officer said on Monday.

Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta resume shoot for 'Goodbye'

14 Jun 2021

Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta resume shoot for 'Goodbye'

Amitabh Bachchan and Neena Gupta resumed shooting for their upcoming film Goodbye on Monday, a week after the Maharashtra government allowed the entertainment industry to restart their production activities with COVID-19 protocols.

Thirteen Delhi residents booked for flouting COVID-19 norms in Noida

09 Jun 2021

Thirteen Delhi residents booked for flouting COVID-19 norms in Noida

Police has booked 13 people from Delhi, including three women, for violating COVID-19 norms by gathering at a party in Noida in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday.

Noida relaxes COVID-19 curfew, markets reopen; schools to remain closed

07 Jun 2021

Noida relaxes COVID-19 curfew, markets reopen; schools to remain closed

The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has announced relaxation in the COVID-19 curfew after over a month, allowing shops and markets outside containment zones to remain open from 7 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday.

WB restaurant owners thrilled about opening doors for three hours

05 Jun 2021

WB restaurant owners thrilled about opening doors for three hours

Owners of restaurants and cafes are happy with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to allow restaurants to open for three hours and are waiting for the official notification to start business even for limited hours amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Gujarat: Five cops booked for flouting COVID-19 norms

29 May 2021

Gujarat: Five cops booked for flouting COVID-19 norms

A case has been registered against a police sub-inspector and four constables in the Kutch district of Gujarat for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines during a birthday party, officials said on Saturday.

'Sayana Kaka' helps locals embrace COVID-19 guidelines in rural Bundi

20 May 2021

'Sayana Kaka' helps locals embrace COVID-19 guidelines in rural Bundi

A health worker in Bundi district, who is in isolation because of coronavirus, has developed a cartoon character called Sayana Kaka (wise uncle) to take home the message of COVID-19 appropriate behavior and guidelines in the local dialect.

Maharashtra: Tantrik among two held for gathering at house

15 May 2021

Maharashtra: Tantrik among two held for gathering at house

Police has arrested a tantrik and one more person after conducting a raid at a house in Palghar district of Maharashtra, where people had gathered in large numbers in anticipation of getting cured, officials said on Saturday.

Gujarat: Over one lakh cops deployed to enforce COVID-19 rules

12 May 2021

Gujarat: Over one lakh cops deployed to enforce COVID-19 rules

More than one lakh police personnel have been deployed across Gujarat to ensure strict enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines in light of the recent rise in infections, an official said on Wednesday.

Mob manhandles cops for opposing gathering, around 15 booked

07 May 2021

Mob manhandles cops for opposing gathering, around 15 booked

A group of people allegedly manhandled some police personnel at Sangamner town in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district after the latter rebuked them for gathering at a place despite the COVID-19 restrictions, an official said on Friday.

Strict lockdown in Rajasthan from May 10-24

07 May 2021

Strict lockdown in Rajasthan from May 10-24

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the Rajasthan government on Thursday announced a strict lockdown from May 10 to May 24 under which marriage functions, intrastate movement, and MGNREGA works have also been suspended.