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Amid states' lockdowns, India's Global Stringency Index score touches 74

09 May 2021

Amid states' lockdowns, India's Global Stringency Index score touches 74

India's score on the Global Stringency Index, calculated by the Oxford Coronavirus Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), stood at 74 on April 30 up from 58 on April 1.

Coronavirus: Delhi lockdown extended till May 17, says Arvind Kejriwal

09 May 2021

Coronavirus: Delhi lockdown extended till May 17, says Arvind Kejriwal

The ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been extended by one week till May 17 to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday.

Punjab: Farmers take out protest marches against weekend lockdown

08 May 2021

Punjab: Farmers take out protest marches against weekend lockdown

Farmers took out protest marches at several places in Punjab on Saturday against the weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amid rising cases of COVID-19 infection and fatalities.

COVID-19 crisis: Kerala under complete lockdown for nine days

08 May 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Kerala under complete lockdown for nine days

Shutting shops, suspending public vehicle transport, and strictly restricting the on-road movement of people, Kerala came under complete lockdown from Saturday morning to contain the massive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MP: Three booked for spreading COVID-19 at wedding in Niwari

07 May 2021

MP: Three booked for spreading COVID-19 at wedding in Niwari

A case has been registered against three men, including two COVID-19 patients, for allegedly breaking quarantine rules and spreading COVID-19 at a wedding in Madhya Pradesh's Niwari district, police said on Friday.

India may see third COVID-19 wave; lockdown required: AIIMS chief

04 May 2021

India may see third COVID-19 wave; lockdown required: AIIMS chief

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr. Randeep Guleria on Tuesday said that India may see a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic if the virus continues to mutate.

Only way to stop COVID-19 is full lockdown: Rahul Gandhi

04 May 2021

Only way to stop COVID-19 is full lockdown: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the only way to stop the spread of coronavirus now was a full lockdown with the protection of the minimum income guarantee scheme, NYAY, for the vulnerable sections.

Women junior artists of Bollywood urge Maharashtra CM to help

03 May 2021

Women junior artists of Bollywood urge Maharashtra CM to help

The second lockdown in Maharashtra has severely affected the junior artists of the entertainment industry.

Coronavirus: As India's tally nears 2 crore mark, lockdown 'unlikely'

03 May 2021

Coronavirus: As India's tally nears 2 crore mark, lockdown 'unlikely'

India on Monday reported 3.68 lakh new coronavirus infections, a decline in cases for the second consecutive day.

COVID-19: Supreme Court advises Centre, states to impose lockdown

03 May 2021

COVID-19: Supreme Court advises Centre, states to impose lockdown

The Supreme Court of India has advised the central and state governments to consider imposing a lockdown in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has pushed the country's healthcare infrastructure past its brink.

Coronavirus: Week-long lockdown announced in Haryana from tomorrow

02 May 2021

Coronavirus: Week-long lockdown announced in Haryana from tomorrow

The Haryana government on Sunday announced a state-wide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Partial lockdown in West Bengal with immediate effect

30 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Partial lockdown in West Bengal with immediate effect

The West Bengal government on Friday announced fresh restrictions with immediate effect to limit the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions will remain in force until further orders.

Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu extend curbs as COVID-19 spikes

29 Apr 2021

Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu extend curbs as COVID-19 spikes

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the weekend lockdown in the state till Tuesday mornings.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown curbs extended by another 15 days

28 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown curbs extended by another 15 days

As Maharashtra witnesses a spike in coronavirus infections, the state's Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday that the lockdown restrictions will be extended by another 15 days beyond April 30.

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

28 Apr 2021

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced a brief state-wide lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Punjab announces daily night curfew, weekend lockdown

26 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Punjab announces daily night curfew, weekend lockdown

The Punjab government on Monday tightened restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Coronavirus: Kerala orders fresh curbs; cinema halls, bars, malls shut

26 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Kerala orders fresh curbs; cinema halls, bars, malls shut

As Kerala faces a surge in COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday ordered fresh curbs to limit the viral spread.

Coronavirus: Karnataka announces 14-day lockdown; free vaccines

26 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Karnataka announces 14-day lockdown; free vaccines

The Karnataka government on Monday announced a 14-day lockdown in the state amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.

Coronavirus: Delhi government extends lockdown till May 3, says Kejriwal

25 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Delhi government extends lockdown till May 3, says Kejriwal

In light of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Delhi, the ongoing lockdown has been extended by one more week till next Monday (May 3), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra orders stricter restrictions starting April 22

21 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Maharashtra orders stricter restrictions starting April 22

The Maharashtra government announced fresh restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 late Wednesday.

Delhi COVID-19 lockdown: What's allowed and what's not?

19 Apr 2021

Delhi COVID-19 lockdown: What's allowed and what's not?

Earlier on Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown in the national capital.

Week-long lockdown in 5 UP cities, including Lucknow and Varanasi

19 Apr 2021

Week-long lockdown in 5 UP cities, including Lucknow and Varanasi

As Uttar Pradesh sees a record surge in coronavirus infections, five major cities in the state are set to go on a lockdown starting Monday night.

Sunday lockdown in UP; fine for not wearing masks increased

16 Apr 2021

Sunday lockdown in UP; fine for not wearing masks increased

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government announced fresh curbs on Friday, including "weekly closure" of markets on Sundays in rural and urban areas.

Maharashtra curfew: How is the entertainment industry dealing with it?

15 Apr 2021

Maharashtra curfew: How is the entertainment industry dealing with it?

As Maharashtra entered its janta curfew, shooting of every film, show, and advertisement has been halted in the state since yesterday.

Check viability of complete lockdown in worst-hit UP districts: HC

14 Apr 2021

Check viability of complete lockdown in worst-hit UP districts: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to look into the viability of complete lockdown in those districts where COVID-19 has spread at an alarming rate in the last two or three weeks saying if the situation is not handled carefully and cautiously, it may lead to the complete collapse of the public health system.

Maharashtra: Thackeray announces stricter curbs from 8 pm tomorrow

13 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Thackeray announces stricter curbs from 8 pm tomorrow

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced fresh curbs that will come into effect from 8 pm on Wednesday to combat the COVID-19 situation.

List of states where COVID-19 restrictions are imposed

13 Apr 2021

List of states where COVID-19 restrictions are imposed

As India faces the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, several states across the country have enforced fresh restrictions to keep the virus from spreading further.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown decision soon; state board exams postponed

12 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown decision soon; state board exams postponed

As the COVID-19 situation worsens in Maharashtra, the state government is expected to announce a 15-day lockdown after Thursday.

Coronavirus: 15-day lockdown likely in Maharashtra from tomorrow

11 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: 15-day lockdown likely in Maharashtra from tomorrow

The Maharashtra government is likely to order a 15-day state-wide lockdown starting Monday (April 12) in light of the worsening COVID-19 situation.

Coronavirus: Madhya Pradesh orders 60-hour lockdown in urban areas

08 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Madhya Pradesh orders 60-hour lockdown in urban areas

The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday ordered a 60-hour lockdown in all urban areas.

Weekend lockdown, night curfew in Maharashtra amid COVID-19 spike

04 Apr 2021

Weekend lockdown, night curfew in Maharashtra amid COVID-19 spike

The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced fresh curbs in light of the COVID-19 situation in the state.

Bangladesh imposes seven-day lockdown after record COVID-19 surge

03 Apr 2021

Bangladesh imposes seven-day lockdown after record COVID-19 surge

The Bangladesh Government on Saturday decided to impose a week-long nationwide lockdown from Monday as COVID-19 cases and deaths surged across the country.

No need for second lockdown in Delhi, says Kejriwal

02 Apr 2021

No need for second lockdown in Delhi, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the COVID-19 situation in the national capital is not as serious and does not warrant a lockdown.

Chhattisgarh: Lockdown in Durg from April 6 to 14

02 Apr 2021

Chhattisgarh: Lockdown in Durg from April 6 to 14

The administration in Chhattisgarh's Durg district on Friday announced a complete lockdown from April 6 to 14, in light of the spike in rising COVID-19 cases in the region, an official said.

Night curfew in Maharashtra from today; check details here

28 Mar 2021

Night curfew in Maharashtra from today; check details here

The Maharashtra government has announced a night curfew starting Sunday (March 28) to control the spurt in coronavirus infections.

Kin of laborers run over by train await death certificates

27 Mar 2021

Kin of laborers run over by train await death certificates

Nearly 10 months after 16 migrant laborers —11 from Shahdol District and five from neighboring Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh, were crushed to death by a goods train in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district while they were returning to Madhya Pradesh during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, their families in Shahdol are still waiting to get their death certificates.

Night curfew in Maharashtra from Sunday amid COVID-19 spike

26 Mar 2021

Night curfew in Maharashtra from Sunday amid COVID-19 spike

In light of the recent spike in coronavirus infections in Maharashtra, the state government on Friday announced a night curfew starting Sunday (March 28).

Amid rising coronavirus cases, anti-lockdown protests hit Europe

22 Mar 2021

Amid rising coronavirus cases, anti-lockdown protests hit Europe

Protesters in several parts of Europe clashed with police and raised their voices against lockdown, over the weekend, amid rising coronavirus cases in the continent.

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, lockdown an option, says Maharashtra CM

19 Mar 2021

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, lockdown an option, says Maharashtra CM

A day after Maharashtra witnessed the highest one-day spike of 25,833 COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said a lockdown is an option but he trusts people to follow the norms on their own.

MP to impose night curfew in Bhopal, Indore from tomorrow

16 Mar 2021

MP to impose night curfew in Bhopal, Indore from tomorrow

In light of a rise in the number of coronavirus infections, the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered fresh curbs.