News Alert! 5 states extend lockdown; Jammu & Kashmir, Assam impose a curfew

In a bid to flatten the second COVID-19 wave in the country, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and many more states and capitals have decided to extend the lockdown and curfews.

Also, in order to control the surge in coronavirus cases, West Bengal declared a complete lockdown in the state.

Important: Air and train travel will remain unaffected, and movement to/from airports and railway stations will be permitted with an ID card and valid ticket/boarding pass.

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For Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the lockdown in Delhi till 24th May. The restrictions have been extended for the fourth time.

Also, COVID-19 RT-PCR testing facility is available at Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport, and all passengers travelling to and from the airport can avail the facility.

For Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh government extended the coronavirus-induced curfew in the state till 26th May.

Air, train and travel will be unaffected, however, travellers will require an e-pass to enter the state. All movement to/from airports and railway stations will be permitted with an e-pass and valid ticket/boarding pass. Essential services will remain functional.

Here’s the official order:

For Uttar Pradesh

According to news reports, in view of the current COVID situation in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government has extended the ongoing curfew till 24th May.

For Haryana

Taking to Twitter, the state health minister Anil Vij said, “Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana extended from 17th May to 24th May. Stringent measures will be taken to implement the alert.”

The Haryana government has termed the lockdown as “Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana.

For Raipur

According to news reports, the Chhattisgarh government has extended the lockdown in Raipur district till 31st May.

Full details here:

For Jammu & Kashmir

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the state government has imposed a Corona Curfew on all 20 districts of the state till 24th May. Essential services will be functional throughout.

Additionally, there is a complete restriction on all kinds of movement in the Leh District till 24th May. Air and train travel remain unaffected, and movement to/from airports and railway stations will be permitted with a valid ticket/boarding pass.

For Itanagar

The lockdown in Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh has been extended for two more weeks.

See the order here:

For Punjab

The Punjab government has ordered extension of all existing restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak till 31st May amid a continuous rise in COVID-19 positivity rate in the state.

For Meghalaya

Meghalaya imposes restrictions amid COVID-19 surge from 17th May until further orders. Lockdown has been extended in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya till May 24.

Kindly note: Currently, Meghalaya has closed its doors for tourists from outside the state. However, local tourism is permitted. All locations with high tourist footfall are closed.

Check out the order below:

For West Bengal

To contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Bengal government has imposed a complete lockdown in the state till 30th May.

Complete details here:

For Assam

The Assam government has imposed a curfew from 12 PM to 5 AM daily until further orders.

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Also, all air passengers arriving in Assam will have to mandatorily undergo the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at the airport for free of cost. If the test is positive, passengers will undergo home quarantine or get admitted to a private hospital or a government health institution, depending upon their medical condition. If the test report is negative, passengers will undergo an RT-PCR test at the airport on a self-payment basis (the present maximum rate is Rs 500).

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