Lockdown: News

COVID-19 precautions: IMA issues new guidelines on masks, public gatherings

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) issued an advisory in view of keeping an impending COVID-19 outbreak at bay.

20 Dec 2022


COVID-19 may engulf 60% of China's population in 3 months

China is facing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, with healthcare and crematorium facilities becoming overwhelmed, according to reports.

19 Dec 2022


Chinese residents hesitant of COVID-19 vaccine as cases rise: Reports

The number of COVID-19 cases is rising in China while a section of citizens, especially the elderly, is demonstrating vaccine hesitancy, reported Reuters.

02 Dec 2022


China: Many cities ease COVID-19 curbs following protests

Following widespread protests in China against COVID-19 curbs, some cities are reportedly easing restrictions regarding testing requirements and quarantine rules.

28 Nov 2022


Anti-lockdown protests intensify across China as demonstrators, police clash

As China is struggling to contain rising COVID-19 cases which are breaking records with every passing day, anti-lockdown protests are said to be growing in the country's major cities with reports of clashes.

25 Nov 2022


Urban unemployment rate dropped in July-September 2022: NSO report

India's unemployment rate in the July-September quarter of 2022 in urban areas slowed down to 7.2%, which is comparatively lower than the 7.6% recorded during the April-June quarter.

13 Apr 2022


COVID-19: Students fall sick as schools reopen after 2 years

As schools reopen after two years of COVID-19 lockdowns, several students across India are reportedly falling sick.

08 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

Priyanka Gandhi slams PM for blaming Congress for COVID-19 spread

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for blaming her party for spreading COVID-19 during the first wave by helping migrants to reach their home states.

09 Jan 2022


'Won't impose lockdown if…' what Delhi CM said on COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said that his government has no intention to impose a lockdown in the national capital.

02 Jan 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal COVID-19 restrictions: What's allowed; what's not

The West Bengal government on Sunday announced a series of fresh restrictions due to COVID-19 as cases have started rising across the country.

26 Dec 2021


As COVID-19 cases rise, Delhi announces night curfew from tomorrow

Delhi has announced a night curfew starting Monday (December 27) amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.

26 Dec 2021


Omicron: Maharashtra government to consider lockdown if oxygen requirement rises

Maharashtra will consider a fresh lockdown if the daily demand for medical oxygen rises, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday.

26 Oct 2021


Amid Delta outbreak, China puts city of 4M on lockdown

China put the Langzhou city under a strict lockdown as COVID-19 cases are starting to rise across the country.

29 Sep 2021


Gold schemes start at Rs. 100 as digital sales rise

Jewelers in India are selling gold for as little as Rs. 100 as digital trading of the metal has gained popularity in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

24 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: Schools to reopen from October 4; COVID-19 situation improves

Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad Friday announced that the state government has decided to reopen schools from October 4.

09 Sep 2021


Five easy and filling Indian dishes to cook at home

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, it would take a long while to get things back to normal, which includes a lazy outing in the evening that usually ends up with a dinner at a restaurant.

01 Sep 2021


States reopen schools amid concerns over COVID-19 third wave, vaccinations

Schools have largely remained shut since last March when the COVID-19 lockdown was declared.

31 Aug 2021


Telangana HC stays state government order to reopen schools

The Telangana High Court on Tuesday stayed a state government order directing all schools to reopen for offline classes from September 1.

05 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry

Coronavirus: India asks states to consider local curbs during festivals

The Indian government has urged its states to impose local curbs ahead of festivals as there has been a marginal increase in the transmission factor of COVID-19.

29 Jul 2021


Kerala imposes complete weekend lockdown following spike in COVID-19 cases

As Kerala continues to witness a spike in COVID-19 cases, CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led government has decided to enforce a complete weekend lockdown in the state on July 31 and August 1 to curb the virus spread.

25 Jul 2021


Delhi unlock: Metro trains, buses at full capacity from Monday

Delhi allowed its Metro train services and public buses to operate at full seating capacity starting Monday (July 26) as COVID-19 restrictions were further relaxed in the national capital.

21 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Low-key Eid-ul-Adha celebrations in Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions

Kashmir witnessed low-key celebrations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday, as prayers were not held at the major mosques and shrines of Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions.

21 Jul 2021


Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

Until recently, Australia had been praised for its strict lockdowns, lengthy border closures, and quarantine norms over COVID-19.

Sorry state of affairs: SC on Kerala's Bakrid lockdown relaxation

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed alarm over the three-day relaxation on COVID-19 curbs for Bakrid (Eid-ul-Azha) in Kerala.

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.

04 Jul 2021


Delhi unlock: Stadiums, sports complexes reopen tomorrow; multiplexes stay shut

Starting Monday, stadiums and sports complexes will be allowed to reopen in Delhi, according to a government order issued Sunday.

20 Jun 2021


COVID-19: Delhi allows bars, public parks to reopen from tomorrow

The Delhi government on Sunday further eased the COVID-19 lockdown, announcing that bars will be allowed to reopen with 50% seating capacity from next week.

15 Jun 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

As Delhi reopens, doctors warn another surge in COVID-19 cases

Delhi is back on track. But so are huge crowds and a disregard for coronavirus protocols.

10 Jun 2021


Rajasthan reported more rapes this year than the last two

Cases of rape in Rajasthan reported during the first five months of this year were more than the figures for the same period in the last two years.

07 Jun 2021


Delhi, Mumbai, TN begin reopening from COVID-19 lockdown. What changes?

After seeing the world's worst coronavirus outbreak, India's COVID-19 situation is finally improving.

05 Jun 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Unlock Delhi: Odd-even rule for markets; metro services to resume

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Saturday announced further lockdown relaxations that will apply from June 7 as part of his government's "unlock" process for the national capital.

05 Jun 2021


Maharashtra: Five-level unlock strategy to ease lockdown restrictions from Monday

The Maharashtra Government has come up with a five-level unlock strategy to lift lockdown restrictions across the state in a district-wise manner from Monday.

03 Jun 2021


COVID-19: Maharashtra lifts lockdown in 18 districts, Mumbai trains shut

The Maharashtra government has come up with a five-level reopening plan for the state after a lengthy shutdown due to the coronavirus, State Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said today, according to ANI.

03 Jun 2021


COVID-19 lockdown in Karnataka has been extended until June 14

The ongoing state-wide lockdown in Karnataka due to the coronavirus has been extended by a week, until June 14, News18 reports.

02 Jun 2021


A month after Kejriwal's announcement, Delhi's poor await free ration

It was in early May that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced free ration for all cardholders in the capital for that month and June.

31 May 2021


Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 to curb COVID-19 spread

The Odisha government on Sunday extended the lockdown till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus.

31 May 2021


Maharashtra extends lockdown-like curbs till June 15

The Maharashtra government on Sunday extended the lockdown-like curbs till June 15 and also announced that relaxations will be granted depending upon the COVID-19 positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds.

30 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh eases COVID-19 restrictions in some districts

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to relax lockdown restrictions in some districts starting June 1.

30 May 2021


COVID-19: Haryana extends lockdown till June 7 with some relaxations

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday extended the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in the state till June 7.

30 May 2021


Delhi lockdown extended till June 7; factory, construction work allowed

The Delhi government issued an order Saturday regarding the extension of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown along with some relaxations.

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