Guidelines Imposed By States To Curb Covid-19

Recently, India observed a huge spike in Covid-19 cases, and to curb the conditions states took action. Guidelines are imposed in different states according to current conditions. States like Delhi and Maharashtra imposed more strict guidelines than others in order to control viral infection. Other states that have imposed guidelines to control Covid-19 cases are Karnataka, Assam, Odisha, Chandigarh, Gujarat, and more.

Mumbai has become a hotspot with the biggest spike in cases. Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the situation in Maharashtra in a meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Maharashtra has the highest number of Omicron cases (876) followed by Delhi (465) and Karnataka (333).

India recorded above one lakh positive cases after 214 days. With 1,17,100 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, India’s total caseload reached 3,52,26,386, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Currently, the daily positivity rate in the country is at 7.74 percent.


  • Weekend curfew will come into effect across the national capital from 10 PM on Friday. The restrictions will remain in force of 55-hour till Monday 5 AM. Fueled by the newly emerged Omicron variant, Covid-19 situation is deteriorating with every passing day.
  • Movement of everyone, except those involved in essential services and those covered under exempted categories, will remain restricted in Delhi till the time weekend curfew would remain in force.
  • Those venturing out will have to produce e-passes issued by the government or valid identity cards. People can apply for an e-pass for the weekend curfew and the night curfew on weekdays on
  • Movement of individual for marriage related-gatherings up to 20 persons on production of soft or hard copy of marriage card.
  • All private medical personnel such as doctors, nursing staff, paramedics and other hospital services such as hospitals, diagnostic centres, testing laboratories, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, medical oxygen suppliers and other medical and health services on production of valid ID card.
  • Pregnant women and patients for getting medical and health services, along with attendant, on production of valid identity card and doctor’s prescription.
  • Persons who are going for COVID-19 testing or vaccination, on production of valid identity card.
  • Persons coming from or going to airports, railway stations, inter-state bus terminuses allowed to travel on production of valid ticket.
  • Electronic and print media personnels exempted on production of valid identity card.
  • Students shall be allowed to appear in examination on production of valid admit card.
  • The examination staff deployed for exam duties shall be allowed to travel on production of valid identity card or examination duty order.

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  • Karnataka government Friday imposed a weekend curfew till January 19, restricting all non-essential movement between 10 pm Friday and 5 am Monday. Other days, night curfew in place from 10 pm to 5 am.
  • Schools and pre-university colleges, except for Classes X and XII, shut for two weeks.
  • Only essential services will be allowed during this period.
  • Less than 200 people will be allowed to participate in marriages at open places and below 100 at marriage halls will be allowed.
  • Public places like pubs, bars, cinema halls and malls are allowed to function 50 per cent occupancy in state, but employees and visitors must be fully vaccinated with two doses.
  • A negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for those coming to the state from Maharashtra, Kerala and Goa in the state.

Tamil Nadu

  • Night curfew imposed in the state from 10 pm to 5 am with effect from Thursday.
  • A shutdown will also be enforced on January 9.
  • Only 50 per cent occupancy will be allowed in buses, suburban trains, and Metrorail.
  • All government and privately organised harvest festival and cultural events are postponed and entertainment and amusement parks will be shutdown.
  • Public will not be allowed in places of worship on three days — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — a week.


  • Guidelines imposed for night curfew between 10 pm to 6 am in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Anand, and Nadiad districts.
  • Political and social programs, weddings to have maximum of 400 person capacity in open and 50 per cent of space capacity in closed venues
  • A total of 100 persons allowed to attend funerals.
  • Shops, spas, shopping complexes, hotels and restaurants are allowed to function till 10 pm with 75 per cent capacity.
  • 75 per cent capacity approved in government and private AC non-buses.
  • Cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, libraries allowed to function at 50 per cent seating capacity.
  • Educational institutions in state close till Jan 31.


  • Odisha also decided to extend night curfew by an hour from 9 pm to 5 am in all urban areas instead of from 10 pm to 5 am.
  • Only essential activities will be allowed during night curfew.
  • The state has restricted physical classes up to Class XII.
  • The new restrictions will be effective from 5 am on Friday to 5 am on February 1.
  • The number of guests in the weddings and thread ceremonies have been capped at 100.
  • Both government and private offices asked to run at 50 per cent capacity.
  • Cinema halls, hotels and bars allowed to operate at maximum 50 per cent capacity.
  • Roadside vendors can stay open till 9 pm.

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