While there has been no official announcement of a struct lockdown, many states have announced various restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Several states have partially announced lockdown by imposing night curfews and Section 144 in the areas where the cases are rising rapidly. Many have announced additional restrictions as cases continued to rise in the northern and westerns states.
Maharashtra has announced that no person travelling from Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Goa will be allowed to enter the state without a negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 to 96 hours before landing in the state. The Himachal Pradesh government said that all schools and colleges will remain closed till December 31, and imposed night curfews (8 pm to 6 am) in the four worst-affected districts -- Mandi, Kangra, Shimla, and Kullu -- till December 15. Madhya Pradesh has also extended the night curfew to six cities including Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, and Jabalpur. In Gujarat, even as the weekend curfew ended in Ahmedabad, the government has imposed night curfews in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara. The Rajasthan government, which had earlier announced the imposition of night curfews in eight districts of the state, has now put in place prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC in several districts of the state. Government and private offices in the state have been directed to function with only 75% of their strength, reported Hindustan Times.
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