COVID-19 Update: These states have imposed night curfew amid spike in coronavirus cases

April 07, 2021 | Updated 2:54 pm

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New Delhi: With the rapid increase in daily COVID-19 cases across the nation, many Indian states have taken the initiative to impose night curfews, partial lockdowns, closing schools and colleges, etc to restrict any further spread of the virus. The number of daily new cases continues to rise in the country. As many as 1,15,736 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever in India’s COVID-19 tally.

Maharashtra, which is also the worst-hit state in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a night curfew has been imposed by the state government to restrict the spread of this novel virus. Others states like Rajasthan, Odisha, Gujarat, etc have also taken similar measures in the past few weeks to fight against COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Delhi became the latest state to impose night curfew. So, here is a list of states where night curfews have been imposed.


Delhi Government imposed night curfew from Tuesday (April 6, 2021) from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30. The total number of active cases in the capital on Tuesday was 14,589, while 6,54,277 people were discharged. The new curbs in Delhi came after Uttar Pradesh issued fresh guidelines, in view of rising coronavirus cases in the state. The new restrictions were ordered on Sunday night after the state reported 4,136 new cases.


Back on Monday, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik announced that a night curfew would be in place across the state from 8 pm to 7 am. On the weekends, a complete lockdown (8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday) will also be imposed. These restrictions came into effect since April 5. Notably, essential, medical services and transportation will stay open for the people.


After witnessing a massive surge in daily cases in the state, the Odisha government opted to impose a night curfew in 10 districts of the state. A night curfew has been imposed from 10 pm to 5 am in Sundergarh, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Balangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts.


Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Sunday imposed lockdown in 12 districts across the state, namely Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ratlam, Narsinghpur, Betul, Sausar, Vidisha, Khargone and Chhindwara.


According to the guidelines, a night curfew will remain in force in Rajasthan from 8 pm till 6 am. During this time, dining at hotels and other eateries has been prohibited but home delivery of food has been allowed.


The government of Gujarat opted to extend the night curfew in its four major cities till April 15. Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot will continue to be in a night curfew from 9 pm and 6 am, as per the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Gujarat government.


The Punjab government ordered to extend the existing coronavirus related restrictions in the state till April 10 in hopes to curb the spread of the novel virus. Under the revised COVID-19 guidelines, the government opted to extend the night curfew from nine to 11 districts. The night curfew will remain in action from 9 pm till 5am.


Just like the above-mentioned states, Chandigarh witnesses a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am from April 7 onwards.


After witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Bengaluru police commissioner decided to prohibit, group prayers, public gatherings, demonstrations, rallies and functions to curb the outspread of the COVID-19 virus. During this period, eateries, gym, bars and club will function with only 50 per cent occupancy for safety reasons.