Arunachal, Meghalaya announce mini lockdowns as COVID-19 continues to surge

New Delhi, July 11

Plenty of states on Saturday reimposed lockdowns as a part of cluster containment plans within the wake of alarming rise in coronavirus circumstances with the period of considered one of these restrictions as transient as two days.

In Assam, the continuing lockdown in Kamrup Metropolitan district, underneath which Guwahati metropolis falls, has been additional prolonged for per week from July 12 as a result of large-scale unfold of COVID-19 circumstances.

Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna stated the 14-day lockdown within the district was scheduled to finish at 6 pm on Sunday however the district Justice of the Peace reported that rising circumstances could also be a significant menace to public well being, hygiene and security of the overall inhabitants.

“Due to extensive testing, isolation and other restrictive measures, community spread of COVID-19 has been contained to some extent and this necessitates further extension of prohibitory measures to contain the spread of the pandemic,” he said.

Guwahati metropolis has reported a surge of constructive circumstances with 6,221 since June 24 following which a whole lockdown was imposed in the complete district on June 28. The lockdown in Arunachal Pradesh’s capital complicated was prolonged for an additional week in view of the spurt in COVID-19 circumstances within the area, a high official stated on Saturday.

The state cupboard chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu took the choice to increase the entire lockdown within the capital area for an additional week until 5 am on July 20, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar stated.

The earlier lockdown which was imposed within the capital complicated comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa on July 6 was scheduled to finish at 5 pm on July 13.

The complete coronavirus caseload within the nation on Saturday surged to eight,20,916 whereas the loss of life toll climbed to 22,123 with 519 folks succumbing to the illness in a 24-hour span, in keeping with information up to date at eight am.

The rise within the variety of coronavirus circumstances has gained tempo considerably. It took 110 days for the variety of circumstances within the nation to achieve one lakh however simply 53 days extra to cross the eight-lakh mark.

In Uttarakhand, a three-day lockdown was imposed from Saturday in Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district, which alone accounted for 41 of the 68 circumstances reported within the state on Friday. 

Strict lockdown restrictions have been additionally reimposed on Saturday in components of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district following a spike in coronavirus circumstances. The complete Rajouri metropolis and adjoining areas have been sealed and folks have been requested to remain indoors as a part of the efforts to gradual the unfold of the an infection, they stated.

 “The restrictions were reimposed as a precautionary measure after some locals were tested positive for COVID-19. While in most cases the source of the infection is known, there are some cases where the source is unknown,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri, Sher Singh, stated.

Rajouri recorded the very best single-day spike of 51 circumstances on Friday.

A 10-day lockdown shall be imposed in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and some different components of the district beginning July 13. The resolution was taken at a gathering chaired by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

Pune district noticed its highest 24-hour interval leap in COVID-19 circumstances with 1,598 folks testing constructive, taking the rely right here to 35,997. The loss of life toll crossed the 1000-mark and reached 1,007 as 28 folks succumbed to the an infection.

Nagaland has determined to increase the continuing lockdown within the state until July 31. The ongoing lockdown within the state was supposed to finish on July 16.

Planning & Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu stated the choice was taken after reviewing the prevailing measures and the rising circumstances of coronavirus an infection within the state.

Till Friday, the variety of actives circumstances in Nagaland was 428 whereas 304 sufferers have recovered from the illness.

The Meghalaya authorities introduced a two-day complete lockdown in capital Shillong from Monday. Chief Minister Conrad Okay Sangma stated the choice was taken to comprise the unfold of COVID-19, apart from making certain behavioural modifications amongst residents to observe coronavirus-related pointers.

Earlier within the day, the state reported 76 new circumstances, taking the entire to 312.

There are 215 energetic circumstances within the state at current, officers stated.

In West Bengal, a seven-day lockdown was clamped from Thursday on the state’s containment zones, unfold throughout 20 of the 23 districts.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities had reimposed restrictions within the state from 10 pm on Friday to five am on Monday. Chief Secretary RK Tiwari stated the curbs have been imposed to examine the unfold of COVID-19 and different communicable illnesses.

The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has warned {that a} positive of Rs 500 shall be slapped every time for non-compliance if individuals are discovered with out face cowl or masks outside.

Industrial institutions shall stay open however should observe all preventive measures, together with organising of COVID assist desk, to function, District Magistrate Suhas LY stated. PTI


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