Lockdown: News

17 Jan 2024


China's population declines for second consecutive year

China experienced a population decline for the second year in a row in 2023, with the total number of people dropping to 1.409 billion, a decrease of 2.75 million from the previous year.

07 Mar 2023


President Xi Jinping's aide Li Qiang to become China's premier

Li Qiang—said to be Chinese President Xi Jinping's close aide who brought about Shanghai's strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown last year—is likely to formally become China's next premier at the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) this week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

28 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi to start 'unlocking' from Monday; factory, construction activities allowed

From Monday morning, Delhi will start "unlocking" from its COVID-19 lockdown, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday, adding that construction and factory-related work will resume next week.

25 May 2021


When and how will Maharashtra and Karnataka ease COVID-19 curbs?

The Maharashtra government is considering extending the state-wide lockdown by another week and may finally begin lifting restrictions once that period ends, sources have told News18.

23 May 2021


Haryana extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 31; some curbs eased

The Haryana government has extended its ongoing COVID-19 lockdown by another week. The lockdown was supposed to last until Monday (May 24). Some of the restrictions, however, have been relaxed.

23 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi COVID-19 lockdown extended yet again; curbs till May 31

The ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been extended again, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday.

22 May 2021


Coronavirus: Delhi reports 3.5% positivity rate, lowest since April 1

The coronavirus test positivity rate in Delhi has fallen to 3.58 percent, the lowest since April 1, as India's ferocious second wave of the pandemic continues to weaken in most areas.

22 May 2021


COVID-19: Karnataka, Kerala extend lockdown; curfew in Goa to continue

As India's battle with COVID-19 continues amid the deadly second wave, the number of infections and deaths remains high in several states of the country.

16 May 2021


Haryana extends COVID-19 lockdown again; warns of 'stringent measures'

The Haryana government on Sunday decided to extend its ongoing COVID-19 lockdown by one more week.

16 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's lockdown extended by one week again, announces Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the lockdown in the national capital will be extended by one week again.

15 May 2021


Lockdown led to fall in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Experts

Delhi on Friday recorded 8,506 COVID-19 cases, the daily count dipping to below the 10,000-mark again after a month, with medical experts believing the lockdown to be the main factor behind the dip amid the second wave of the pandemic.

13 May 2021


Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restrictions till May 27

The Jharkhand government on Wednesday extended the lockdown-like restrictions with stricter provisions, including seven days mandatory quarantine for people visiting the state, till May 27 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus: India reports 3.62 lakh new cases, 4.1K more deaths

India on Thursday reported 3.62 lakh new coronavirus infections along with over 4,100 more fatalities.

11 May 2021


Telangana announces 10-day lockdown from tomorrow; what's allowed

The Telangana government has announced a 10-day lockdown across the state starting May 12 (Wednesday).

10 May 2021


State of confusion: Karnataka's new lockdown rules leave residents miffed

Karnataka's COVID-19 lockdown from May 10 to May 24 has left residents of the hilly state confused about the new curbs.

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.

09 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

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.