States Reintroduce Restrictions, Although Most Governors Rule Against Total Lockdown

RANCHI: Pandemic restrictions were reinstated in Jharkhand on Monday, shutting down educational institutes, parks, tourist attractions, gyms, and swimming pools until January 15, as state officials considered making real-time adjustments in response to soaring coronavirus infections and the threat posed by the Omicron variant.
In-person teaching in Mumbai schools and junior colleges has been ordered to be suspended until the end of January. Classes X through XII can use the hybrid mode. Maharashtra has yet to adopt new educational guidelines.

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On the other side, the state of Jharkhand has opted not to impose a night curfew. Temples and religious places will be unaffected by the new restrictions outside of containment zones. Restaurants, taverns, and medical establishments will close at 8 p.m., while shops and marketplaces will stay open until then. It is illegal for cinemas, restaurants, and shopping malls to occupy more over half of their seating capacity.

Karnataka’s state government is likely to extend the night curfew beyond January 7 and is also considering further containment measures.

The majority of countries emphasise the importance of adaptability. Bhupesh Baghel, the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh, indicated on Monday that a third wave is unavoidable, but that establishing a lockdown would be the last resort. When the tourism season is at its peak, CM Pramod Sawant said his government is considering enforcing a night curfew in Goa.

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