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60% of Indians under Covid curbs as second wave surges

Apr 17, 2021 10:00 IST | By Editorji News Desk

As the Covid cases rise at the never-seen-before-pace across the country, nearly 60% of India's population has been forced into some kinds of curbs. According to a Hindustan Times analysis, 57% of the population has been restricted to their homes as curbs in 15 states and Union territories come into force in the form of for night or weekend curfews. Over the next two days, more than 700 million people across the country will be under either a curfew for a limited time period or one that extends 24x7 with largely only essential services allowed. Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh have imposed curfews that extend all day long, and on all days of the week. Weekend curfews will be enforced in Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, and urban areas of 10 districts in Odisha. Uttar Pradesh has imposed a statewide curfew on Sunday. In Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir and Odisha, night curfews are limited to urban areas or districts reporting large number of cases.