While travel across the country is largely unrestricted now, some key cities are putting in some fresh restrictions to keep COVID-19 in check. Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad are among those issuing fresh curbs such as night curfews. If you are headed to any of these cities, here is what you need to know:
Here are the newest coronavirus rules and restrictions in Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Jaipur, Ahmedabad
COVID-19 rules and measures in Delhi and the NCR
- A cap of 50 guests at weddings in Delhi.
- A Rs2,000 fine if caught without a mask (up from Rs500 earlier). This applies even if you are driving alone in your car.
- Noida and Ghaziabad have capped the number of guests at weddings to 100.
- After Noida, even Gurgaon and Faridabad have started conducting rapid antigen tests on motorists coming in from Delhi. Motorists will be stopped at random for these tests.
- All schools in Haryana will remain closed till November 30. Markets to be brought under strict surveillance. Shopkeepers have been asked to keep spare masks and hand sanitisers handy.
COVID-19 curfew in Ahmedabad
- Night curfew from 9pm to 6am
- Complete curfew from Friday 9pm to Monday 6am (only milk shops and pharmacies can remain open)
- No educational institutes will reopen from 23 November as decided earlier. There’s no word on when they will reopen.
COVID-19 rules in Indore and Bhopal
- Night curfew from 10pm to 6am from 21 November (those engaged in essential services and factory work are exempted)
- Schools across Madhya Pradesh will remain closed for classes 1 to 8. Students of class 9 to 12 can visit their schools only for guidance
- Interstate and interdistrict movement of vehicles will be restricted, the chief minister said
Night curfews have also been enforced in Bhopal, Gwalior, Vidisha and Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh and Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat. They will be in force till announced otherwise. All of Jaipur is under Section 144 till December 20, which prohibits the assembly of four or more people at one place for any reason.
Up in the north, the district of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh has barred tourists for the next few months.
In Mumbai, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Pune, schools won’t reopen this year. Maharashtra is also considering a proposal to ban flights and trains from Delhi–which is seeing a spike in cases. But there is no decision on it yet.