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These Indian states are still imposing lockdown in August to curb the spread of coronavirus

These Indian states are still imposing lockdown in August to curb the spread of coronavirus
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  • While Central Government has issued guidelines for ‘Unlock 3.0’, these states are still imposing lockdown
  • India reported the highest single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths, pushing the overall tally beyond 16 lakh.
  • Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider.
Even as the Central Government issued guidelines for ‘Unlock 3.0’, more than half the states in India are under lockdown - some staggered and some complete - as they continue their efforts to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. It is pertinent to note that the overall COVID-19 cases continue to pile up. As on July 31, India reported the highest single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths, pushing the overall tally beyond 16 lakhs.

As per the government tally as on July 31, Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with over 4 lakh cases. It is followed by Tamil Nadu, which has 2.39 lakh cases and then Delhi, which logged 1.34 lakh cases.

These states are still imposing lockdown to curb the spread of the virus:

Assam lockdown to continue till August 15

Assam lockdown to continue till August 15

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that to keep the COVID-19 situation under control, the state government would like to continue the lockdown till August 15.

“We’d like to continue with some restrictions, at least till August 15 because we don’t want to loosen our grip on the situation which is improving. If we can maintain our current testing trend, which has been very encouraging, we might even flatten the coronavirus curb by August 15,”Sarma said.

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Maharashtra extends lockdown till August 31

Maharashtra extends lockdown till August 31

The Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown till August 31, but assured gradual easing as part of ‘Mission Begin Again’, an official announcement said on Wednesday.

The development came hours after the Central government released guidelines for ‘Unlock 3.0’. The state government has decided to continue all precautions as announced earlier, but gradually, restrictions are likely to be lifted during the month.

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Weekend lockdown in Jammu and Kathua district

Weekend lockdown in Jammu and Kathua district

Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua is the second district after Jammu to announce a weekend lockdown for an indefinite period.

The restrictions will begin at 5 pm on all Fridays and will last till 6 am on Mondays, the authorities said.

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Bihar extends lockdown till August 16

Bihar extends lockdown till August 16

The Bihar government extended the lockdown in the urban areas till August 16. According to the new guidelines, there would be additional restrictions, in-state headquarters, district headquarters, sub-divisional headquarters, block headquarters, and all municipal areas in the state.

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Chhattisgarh under lockdown till August 6

Chhattisgarh under lockdown till August 6

Lockdown in coronavirus-hit urban areas of Chhattisgarh, including its capital Raipur, has been extended till August 6.

“We had to take the decision to enforce lockdown in urban areas to contain the spread of the infection. People should take lockdown seriously,” Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said in a video message.

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Jharkhand extends lockdown outside containment zones till August 31

Jharkhand extends lockdown outside containment zones till August 31

The Jharkhand government on Thursday extended the lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19 outside the containment zones till August 31. An official notification also issued directions to departments concerned for strict implementation of guidelines and state directives on COVID-19.

“... Hereby orders extension of lockdown-related restrictions currently in place in the state of Jharkhand outside the containment zone(s) up to 31.08.2020 due to COVID-19,” the notification issued by Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh said.

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Indefinite lockdown in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram

Indefinite lockdown in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram

On July 28, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation decided to continue the lockdown with certain relaxations in non-containment wards until further orders.

Earlier the city was under ‘triple lockdown’ since July 5 following a spike in the number of coronavirus cases and patients through contacts.

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Complete lockdown in Manipur till August 6

Complete lockdown in Manipur till August 6

Manipur authorities yesterday (July 30) extended the complete lockdown in the entire state till August 6.

The state had been witnessing complete lockdown since July 23 after the reports of COVID-19 detection amongst a few people who have no travel history outside the state.

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​Tripura under lockdown till August 4

​Tripura under lockdown till August 4

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb-led government has decided to extend the lockdown till 5 am on August 4, to curb the spread of the virus.

In a televised address, the CM said continuous lockdown is required to break the chain of transmission, and it should continue for at least eight days consecutively.

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​Nagaland extends lockdown till August 31

​Nagaland extends lockdown till August 31

The Nagaland government on Thursday (July 30) decided to extend the ongoing lockdown measures in the state by a month till August 31.

The government also decided to notify a single Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all the districts to contain the spread of the virus.

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Arunachal Pradesh: Total lockdown in the Capital Complex

Arunachal Pradesh: Total lockdown in the Capital Complex

The Arunachal Pradesh government has extended the total lockdown in the Capital Complex till August 3 in the wake of the spurt in COVID-19 cases in the region.

“The district administration needs more time to control the local transmission by undertaking antigen tests on all primary and secondary contacts of the COVID-19 patients, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said, justifying the extension.

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​Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till August 31

​Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till August 31

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday(July 30) announced the extension of coronavirus lockdown till August 31, with certain relaxations in the existing restrictions.

The state has also imposed a total lockdown without any relaxations on all the Sundays in August.

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​Weekend lockdown in Uttar Pradesh

​Weekend lockdown in Uttar Pradesh

Weekend lockdown in Uttar Pradesh will continue even as the Yogi Adityanath-led government is set to follow the Unlock 3 guidelines issued by the central government.

The lockdown will continue in the containment zones till August 31. The night curfew in non-containment zones, however, has been lifted.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Weekend lockdown

Andaman and Nicobar Islands:  Weekend lockdown
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The Andaman and Nicobar administration has decided to impose a complete lockdown on weekends, beginning August 1 to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The strict restrictions will be in force on Saturdays and Sundays till the COVID-19 situation improves in the Union Territory, Chief Secretary, Chetan B Sanghi, said in an order issued on Tuesday (July 28).

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​West Bengal: Partial lockdown till August 31

​West Bengal: Partial lockdown till August 31

Earlier this week, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended the bi-weekly partial lockdown till August 31 across the state.

She said there would be no lockdown in the state on August 1 and August 3 on the occasion of Bakr-id and Raksha Bandhan. Banerjee said that all the government and private offices, commercial establishments, public and private transport would remain closed during the lockdown.

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COVID-19IndiaCases: 2.08MDeaths: 42.5kRecovered: 1.42M
COVID-19WorldCases: 18.90MDeaths: 709kRecovered: 11.73M
COVID-19USACases: 4.78MDeaths: 157kRecovered: 1.62M