All you need to know about lockdown and curfews imposed across India

India, April 17: Several states in India have decided to bring back strict Covid-19 curbs like night curfews and weekend lockdown in a bid to cut the chain of transmission in the second wave of Covid-19.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases in the country have surpassed the 15-lakh mark. Amid the surge in Covid cases, states, and union territories have imposed fresh restrictions to curb the spread of infection.


Here’s a full list of Night Curfews and Lockdown imposed in different states and union territories in India:


  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday declared a 15-days curfew in the state, starting at 8 pm on April 14. The Janta curfew will remain in effect till 7 am on May 1.
  • Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) will be imposed throughout the state to prevent gatherings.
  • All establishments, public places, activities, services shall remain closed. This however exempts essential services, including medical stores, hospitals, supply of medicines, among others.
  • Services and activities mentioned in the ‘essential category‘ are exempted and their movements and operations will continue unrestricted.



  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a weekend curfew in the national capital. The weekend curfew will be enforced from 10 pm on Friday till 6 am Monday.
  • Only essential services will be exempted from the weekend curfew.
  • All markets, malls, spas, swimming pools, and gyms will remain shut, while cinema halls have been permitted to operate at 30 per cent seating capacity. Dine-in restaurants have been closed for the time being and only home delivery will be allowed.
  • Interstate transport will continue.
  • The Delhi government will issue curfew passes for weddings (up to 50 people) and funerals (up to 20 people).
  • Only one weekly market will be allowed each day per zone. There would be no restriction on the transportation of essential and non-essential goods.
  • The DDMA said public transport, including metro, buses, autorickshaws, and taxis, will remain functional within the stipulated time.


  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced a weekend curfew in the state from 6 pm on April 16 to 5 am on April 19.
  • Gatherings are banned, while the capacity of marriages and funerals have been reduced.
  • Fruit, vegetable, and milk vendors, LPG services and banking are exempted from the weekend curfew.
  • Election-related activities in Sahara (Bhilwara), Sujangarh (Churu) and Rajsamand assembly constituencies, where bypolls will be held on Saturday, are also exempted.
  • Public transport will be operational but with a reduced capacity.
  • RT-PCR test mandatory for inter-state travel, including people entering and exiting the state.


  • The Chandigarh administration announced a weekend lockdown in the Union Territory from 10 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday.
  • Essential services, including home delivery of food, have been exempted.
  • People travelling to the Union Territory will have to register themselves on the COVA Punjab app.


  • A statewide lockdown will be enforced in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
  • The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement “There will be a weekly closure in all rural and urban areas of the state on Sunday. Only sanitation, sanitization, and emergency services will operate during this period. Necessary awareness works should also be done in this regard.”
  • All offices, except for businesses dealing in essential services, will remain closed on Sunday.
  • The state government has also decided to collect a fine of Rs 1,000 from anyone found not wearing a face mask. A second violation by the same person will attract a penalty of Rs 10,000.
  • RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to travel is a must for travellers arriving from Maharashtra and Kerala.


  • The Madhya Pradesh government called the restrictions a part of “corona curfew” rather than a “lockdown”.
  • Essential services, including industries, the medical establishment, construction activities, chemist shops, grocery outlets etc, will remain operational during corona curfew.
  • RT-PCR test must for passengers arriving from Maharashtra to Indore and Bhopal.

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  • Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in a covid-19 review today said that the night curfew imposed in seven districts, including Bengaluru, will continue.
  • Night curfew has been imposed between 10 pm and 5 am in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumkuru, Udupi, and Manipal.
  • Negative RT-PCR report mandatory for people arriving in Karnataka from Chandigarh, Kerala, Punjab, and Maharashtra.


  • The Punjab government has imposed a night curfew across the state from 9 pm to 5 am till April 30.
  • All public gatherings have been banned and schools have been shut.


  • Amidst a surge in Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand during the ongoing Kumbh Mela, a night curfew has been imposed across the state from 10.30 pm till 5 am.
  • Bus, auto-rickshaw, etc will operate with a 50 per cent seating capacity.
  • Coaching centres, swimming pools, and spas will be shut until further notice.
  • A cap of 200 people imposed at all gatherings in the state.


  • Haryana has imposed a night curfew in the state from 10 pm to 5 am, however, no lockdown or weekend curfew has been imposed.
  • All schools, colleges, coaching institutions, libraries, and training institutes have been closed till April 30.


  • The Gujarat government imposed a night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am in 20 cities.
  • Night curfew has been imposed in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Gandhinagar, Anand, Nadiad, Mehasana, Morbi, Dahod, Patan, Godhra, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Bharuch, Surendranagar, and Amreli.
  • A negative RT-PCR report is mandatory for those arriving in the state.
  • SMC Covid-19 Tracker App a must for people travelling to Surat. They also have to fill an online self-reporting form.


  • The state government has imposed a night curfew between 10 pm to 5 am.
  • Night curfew has been imposed in 10 districts of Sundergarh, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Balangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur


  • The Kerala government has imposed fresh restrictions, to be in place till April 30.
  • Shops have to close by 9 pm. People are urged to order doorstep delivery services.
  • 200 people allowed to attend outdoor functions, while 100 people are allowed in events held indoors.
  • Passengers travelling to Kerala have to secure an e-pass by registering on the state’s Covid-19 portal before travelling to Kerala.
  • The government order stated, “Religious leaders and district authorities may be persuaded to avoid community gatherings (iftar parties) when customary fasting is broken during evenings in the month of Ramzan.”

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  • In view of rising Covid-19 cases, the Chhattisgarh government has imposed a lockdown in Sukma and Durg till April 19.
  • In Durg, the district borders will remain sealed, while entry to the district will only be allowed after producing an e-pass. However, shops selling essential items will be allowed to operate. Bank and post offices will be operational between 10 am to 1 pm.
  • In Sukma, a night curfew from 12 pm to 7 am has been imposed. Shops will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 12 pm.


  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration imposed a night curfew in eight districts, including Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam, Anantnag, and Kupwara.