Family members of a person who tested positive for Covid-19 are being taken to a quarantine facility in Jaipur in this file photo.

As Covid-19 cases surge, these states have imposed night curfew

Several states have determined to herald curfew in the course of the night time in districts witnessing a spike within the circumstances of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) amongst different measures to comprise the unfold of infections. Authorities in a number of districts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have imposed night time curfew. Under the Union dwelling ministry’s orders states can not impose a whole lockdown with out its permission.

Here are the main points of the night time curfews in place in these states:

Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh authorities has determined to impose night time curfew in 5 districts, together with Covid-19 hotspots of Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior, from Saturday because the state reported 1,500 circumstances on Friday – the very best for the state prior to now 40 days. The authorities additionally determined to shut colleges as much as Class Eight until December 31.

The night time curfew will probably be noticed from 10pm to 6am within the 5 worst-affected districts of Bhopal, Ratlam, Vidisha, Indore and Gwalior from Saturday. The night time curfew is not going to be relevant to individuals engaged in important providers, transportation of products and night time shifts of factories. The district administrations have additionally been requested to make sure implementation of Covid-19 tips and likewise requested individuals to make use of masks and sanitiser.

Official knowledge reveals the positivity price in Madhya Pradesh on Friday doubled to 4.8% from that on November 5, which was about one share level increased than the nationwide common. Most variety of Covid-19 circumstances had been being reported from Bhopal and Indore, which had witnessed first wave of Covid-19 in May and June, a well being division official, who’s aware of the information, stated.


Authorities have imposed a 57-hour curfew in Ahmedabad amid the surging circumstances of the coronavirus illness, that are being described because the third wave of infections. The authorities has additionally introduced an evening curfew between 9pm and 6am in Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara from Saturday. An evening curfew has been already introduced in Ahmedabad from 9pm subsequent Monday.

In addition to the curfew, the state authorities has additionally postpone its resolution to reopen colleges and schools from November 23. The Gujarat Public Services Commission (GPSC) has additionally postponed exams to recruit medical lecturers, which had been to start on November 22, official statements stated.

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The resolution to impose night time curfew was taken after the state recorded 1,340 circumstances, the very best surge in infections in 47 days. In the 24 hours to Friday, Gujarat recorded 1,420 Covid-19 circumstances, taking the state tally to 194,402. It additionally recorded seven new fatalities as a result of virus, with the loss of life toll now at 3,837, based on the well being bulletin launched by the state authorities on Friday.


In Rajasthan, the federal government has imposed an evening curfew within the eight most affected districts and a Rs 500 fantastic on these not carrying masks. Markets, eating places, procuring malls and different industrial establishments within the city space of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar and Bhilwara will probably be open until 7pm.

Night curfew will stay in place within the city areas of those districts from 8pm to 6am. Those going to attend a marriage ceremony, individuals associated to important providers, and people travelling on buses, trains and planes will probably be exempted in the course of the interval. The presence of personnel in authorities and personal establishments, which have greater than 100 personnel, shall not exceed 75% in these districts. Employees of the state authorities will probably be referred to as on a rotational foundation.

Rajasthan recorded the very best variety of Covid-19 circumstances in a single day on Saturday with 3,007 individuals testing positive. The state reported an 8.8% enhance in Covid-19 circumstances on Saturday, which took the whole variety of infections to 240,676.