New Delhi: The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India killed many people. Things went from bad to worse, but now the situation is improving.
During the last 24 hours, 1,34,154 new cases of Covid-19 have been registered in India, taking the total cases reported in the country to 2,84,41,986. According to the data of the Union Health Ministry, the positivity rate has come down to 6.21 percent.
However, this time no state is in a mood to take the virus lightly. The Center has also delegated the rights to impose lockdown to the states, in such a situation where the states have imposed restrictions for a long time.
The situation in the country is improving now. But the lockdown has been extended again by many states. Among them the new name is associated with Karnataka. At the same time, it has been decided to give exemption from the coronavirus lockdown in Maharashtra if the situation improves.
Unlock from tomorrow in 18 out of 36 districts of Maharashtra
The situation has improved somewhat in Maharashtra. In such a situation it has been decided to give exemption there from tomorrow. The state government has decided to remove the lockdown at 5 levels. However, the concession will not be given in Mumbai at present. Here the decision on unlock will be taken after June 15.
Barring Mumbai, many districts of the state will now be unlocked. Disaster Management Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said that since Mumbai is on Level 2, local trains will not be closed for general public. But if the positivity rate improves in the weekly review, then we will definitely think about Unlocked.
The Uddhav Thackeray government said this afternoon that the lockdown may be completely lifted in the districts classified as Level 1. There are 18 districts in the first level including Thane. According to the government, ‘lockdown-like restrictions will be removed from tomorrow in 18 out of 36 districts of Maharashtra’.
Lockdown extended again in Karnataka
The lockdown has been extended once again in Karnataka.
“Lockdown has been extended in the state till June 14 to break the chain of COVID-19,” Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.
What is there to expect in Delhi?
The lockdown has been going on in Delhi for more than a month. During this time all activities except essential services have come to a standstill. Giving some relief in this, construction related works and factories have been allowed from May 31, but business people are calling it insufficient. He is hopeful that in the next meeting of DDMA, permission will be given to open the markets in Delhi.
The DDMA has allowed only industrial units to open and start construction work in the first phase of unlock. Rest of the decision is likely to be taken next week. The lockdown is in force in Delhi till June 7. Metro operation has not started yet.
Lockdown continues in Kerala
The Kerala government extended the lockdown in the state last week. The lockdown continues in Kerala on June 9.
Bihar extends lockdown
The lockdown implemented in Bihar has been extended with some concessions. It will be effective till June 8. Some concessions have been given in Lockdown-4. After 28 days of lockdown in Bihar, permission has been given to open shops from 6.00 am to 2.00 pm on Wednesday (June 2) with some condition.
Relaxation in Madhya Pradesh
In Madhya Pradesh, the restrictions of coronavirus lockdown have started gradually being relaxed from June 1. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that despite the gradual unlocking from June 1, people and officials need to take all necessary precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus.
“If carelessness is not controlled, then the infection will continue to increase. A third wave may come as the number of cases rises. We need to prevent such situation while starting the unlocking process from June 1. The state government has prepared a roadmap to prevent such a situation,” he said.
He said that the ban on events would continue. Attendance at weddings should be minimal and those who attend should be tested for COVID-19. We have to decide to what extent the markets should be opened.
Lockdown in Jharkhand extended till june 10
Relief has started pouring in during the ongoing Health Protection Week in Jharkhand. In a high-level meeting with the Disaster Management Department chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday, it has been decided to extend the lockdown with some relief till June 10.
However, the existing restrictions will continue. Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Deoghar, Gumla, Garhwa, Hazaribagh and Ramag.