India goes into a complete lockdown in 30 states and union territories

India goes into a complete lockdown in 30 states and union territories
  • The complete lockdown is in effect in 560 districts in 30 states and union territories.
  • Only essential services are allowed during the lockdown.
  • People found violating the lockdown can be punished with imprisonment and fines under different sections of the Indian Penal Code.
A total of 31 states and Union Territories covering 548 districts have announced complete lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, the government said on Monday.

A tweet by the Press Information Bureau said the states which have imposed lockdown in all districts include Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, and Nagaland.

What does a lockdown mean?

A lockdown is an emergency protocol that restricts people from leaving an area. People are required to stay where they are and not leave the building or the given area until the lockdown is lifted.

Only essential services are allowed to operate during the lockdown. People are also prohibited from gathering in one place – the maximum number of persons allowed can vary from state to state, but it is generally in the range of 2-4 people.

Lockdown status in India

State / UTStatus
Andaman & Nicobar IslandsFull lockdown
Andhra PradeshFull lockdown
Arunachal PradeshFull lockdown
AssamFull lockdown
BiharFull lockdown
ChandigarhFull lockdown
ChhattisgarhFull lockdown
Daman Diu & Dadra & Nagar HaveliFull lockdown
DelhiFull lockdown
GoaFull lockdown
GujaratFull lockdown
HaryanaFull lockdown
Himachal PradeshFull lockdown
Jammu and KashmirFull lockdown
JharkhandFull lockdown
KarnatakaFull lockdown
KeralaFull lockdown
LadakhFull lockdown
Lakshdweep1 district*
MP37 districts
MaharashtraFull lockdown
ManipurFull lockdown
MeghalayaFull lockdown
MizoramNo lockdown
NagalandFull lockdown
Odisha5 districts**
PuducherryFull lockdown
PunjabFull lockdown
RajasthanFull lockdown
SikkimNo lockdown***
Tamil NaduFull lockdown
TelanganaFull lockdown
TripuraFull lockdown
Uttar Pradesh16 districts
UttarakhandFull lockdown
West BengalFull lockdown

Lakshadweep - Only movement of passenger ships banned, Sec 144 imposed.

**Odisha - Full lockdown to be imposed from Tuesday midnight.
***Sikkim - Full lockdown will be imposed in Sikkim from Wednesday 6 am.

With inputs from PTI.

See also:
These are the penalties for violating Coronavirus lockdown in India
List of essential services operational during a lockdown