LIST OF LOCKDOWN STATES IN INDIA
Coronavirus or COVID -19 has become the biggest issue of this era. In an attempt to control and contain the pandemic that Coronavirus has become in India, the central government, along with several state governments have announced a lockdown till 31st March, 2020. This includes the 82 districts in 23 States all across the country where positive cases of COVID-19 and corona virus have been reported. While some states have a state-wide lockdown, others have only imposed such a lockdown in certain districts.
The decision of imposing a lockdown was taken in a high-level meeting which was attended by the Chief Secretaries of all states, along with the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.
The different State governments have also issued orders allowing only the essential services to remain in operation during this period of lockdown, so that the citizens of the country are not deprived of their daily essentials.
The state-wise lockdown details are as follows:
- Andhra Pradesh: Prakasam, Vijayawada, Vizag, Nellore
- Chandigarh: Chandigarh
- Chhattisgarh: Raipur
- Delhi: Central Delhi, East Delhi, North Delhi, North West Delhi, North East Delhi, South Delhi, West Delhi
- Gujarat: Kutchh, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad
- Haryana: Faridabad, Sonepat, Panchkula, Panipat, Gurugram
- Himachal Pradesh: Kangra
- UT of Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar, Jammu
- Karnataka: Bangalore, Chikkaballapura, Mysore, Kodagu, Kalaburgi
- Kerala: Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasargod, Kottayam, Mallapuram, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
- UT of Ladakh: Kargil, Leh
- Madhya Pradesh: Jabalpur
- Maharashtra: Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Mumbai Suburb, Pune, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane, Yavatmal, Nagpur
- Odisha: Khurda
- Puducherry: Mahe
- Punjab: Hoshiarpur, SAS Nagar, SBS Nagar
- Rajasthan: Bhilwara, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur
- Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Erode, Kanchipuram
- Telangana: Bhadradri Kothagudam, Hyderabad, Medchai, Ranga Reddy, Sangareddy
- Uttar Pradesh: Agra, GB Nagar, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Lucknow
- Uttarakhand: Dehradun
- West Bengal: Kolkata, North 24 Parganas
- Bihar: Munger, Patna
This list may be expanded depending on the assessment of the situation which will be done on 31st March. The decision came on the same day when PM Modi had appealed for the country to observe a “Janta Curfew.” On 22nd March, 2020, the entire country stayed indoors, from 7am in the morning to 9pm at night. This was one of the many attempts of the country to contain the spread of the pandemic, which has claimed over 15,000 lives around the world until now.
WHAT IS LOCKDOWN?
A lockdown is an emergency protocol that prevents people from leaving a given area. A full lockdown will mean you must stay where you are and not exit or enter a building or the given area.
This scenario usually allows for essential supplies, grocery stores, pharmacies and banks to continue to serve the people. All non-essential activities remain shut for the entire period.
WHAT WILL BE AFFECTED DURING THE LOCKDOWN?
All shops, including commercial establishments, godowns, workshops that deal with non-essential services will remain closed during the lockdown. Every labour-intensive industry will be working at half their original strength, that too on a rotational basis, by implementing and ensuring social distancing measures. All the biotechnology and IT units will be ensuring a work from home policy. No AC bus services of private operators and RTCs will be available during the lockdown. Additionally, inter-state, as well as inter-district services will not operate in the COVID-19 affected districts.
WHAT HAS BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE LOCKDOWN?
Some of the things that will not be affected during the lockdown include:
- Ration shops, food outlets, grocery shops, and shops selling milk, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish
- Cooking gas supply
- Transportation of all goods
- Fire, police and other emergency services
- Government offices, PR institution firms, ULBs, post offices
- Water, electricity and municipal services
- Banks, ATMs, telecommunication services
- Food delivery and takeaways
- Pharmacies, medical equipment supplies
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BREAK THE RULES?
Anyone breaking the rules, could be punished with simple imprisonment for a term that may extend up to one month or with a fine which may extend to Rs 200, or with both.
As the time is going faster, we have to get ready and stay safe for future upcoming. Stay healthy and stay at home .