New Lockdown Relaxations Announced by Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, 3 More States

More Indian states are opting to relax restrictions amid a daily decline in COVID caseload in the country. However, the degree of relaxation offered by each state varies greatly. 

Today, we have curated for you the new set of guidelines as announced by seven states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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Here are the details:

Uttar Pradesh

The government of Uttar Pradesh has completely lifted the day-time COVID curfew from all 75 districts of the state. The restrictions, which were earlier lifted from 72 of the 75 districts, were later removed from the remaining three districts as well owing to the active caseload being reduced to below 600.

However, night curfew and weekend curfew will continue in the state.


In a series of tweets, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced the end of the statewide lockdown, since the COVID infections have reduced.  Government and private offices in Bihar will be allowed to open till 4 pm with 50% capacity, and the opening hours of shops have also been extended till 5 pm.

Online classes will be allowed and there will be no restrictions on the movement of private vehicles. The Chief Minister further requested the general public to avoid crowded areas.

However, a night curfew between 7 pm and 5 am will continue to remain inforce.

The new guidelines, which were announced on June 8, will remain in force for one week.


Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a new set of guidelines for the state, calling it a Tri-level Jan Anushasan Modified Lockdown 2.0.

The new guidelines allow travellers who have received both doses of the vaccine 28 days before travelling to Rajasthan to not bring a negative RT-PCR report. Such travellers will also not be required to go under home or institutional quarantine. 

Other travellers will continue to be required to bring a negative report issued within 72 hours of arrival into the state. 

A night curfew (between 5 pm and 5 am on weekdays), and a weekend curfew (between 5 pm on Fridays and 5 am on Mondays) will also continue to be enforced in the state. 

Check the complete list of permitted activities in the order below: 


The state has opted for graded relaxations in the new guidelines which will remain in effect till June 15. Shops have been permitted to stay open till 6 pm, private offices can function at 50% capacity, and restaurants and gyms can open after one week with 50% capacity. The owners and workers of the restaurants and gyms have been advised to get vaccinated.

Night curfew will continue to be enforced at 7 pm till 6 am between Mondays and Saturdays, and a regular weekend curfew will be observed on Sundays.

Most importantly, since the positivity rate is declining in the state and active cases are also reducing, entry restrictions (COVID negative test / vaccination) for arrivals in Punjab have also been removed.

Disclaimer: Since guidelines are subject to change on short notice, we advise travellers to reconfirm the RT-PCR and entry requirements with their respective airlines before travelling.


Although Telangana has extended the lockdown period till June 19, the state government has extended the daily relaxation period of the lockdown.

While earlier, the lockdown was to remain relaxed between 6 am and 1 pm, starting today, it will remain relaxed between 6 am and 5 pm, with grace period provided between 5 pm and 6 pm to allow people to reach home:

Andhra Pradesh

As per media reports, the Andhra Pradesh government has extended the curfew in the state till June 20, but has also extended the daily relaxation period by two hours. The curfew will now remain relaxed between 8 am and 2 pm to facilitate economic activities.

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