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Omicron fear: States across India imposes curfew and restrictions

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In view of the Omicron situation, most of the states have taken strict measures to ensure safety by imposing night curfews and other restrictions.

Here is a states list of the curbs imposed so far:


– In malls/market complexes/shops, customers not exceeding 50% of capacity shall be allowed.

-Intra district and inter-district public transport can operate at 50% seating capacity

-Cinemas/theatres/multiplexes shall be permitted to operate at 50% seating capacity

-Restaurants/bars/hotels/liquor shops/hospitality sector establishments to operate at 50% capacity

-Auditoriums/kalaiarangam, beauty parlours, salons, spas, gyms, yoga training centres, exhibitions to function at 50% capacity


-All schools and colleges up to Grade 12 will remain closed.

-All shops, malls, shopping complexes shall remain open from 5 am to 9 pm every day.

-Markets/haats, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment complexes, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places close at 9 pm.

-The restrictions will remain in place from January 7, 5 am till February 1, 5 am.


-Under the night curfew, movement of individuals for all non-essential activities will remain prohibited between 10 pm to 5 am

-All educational institutions including schools, colleges, universities, coaching institutions shall remain closed.

-Medical and nursing colleges may continue to function normally in offline mode.

-All government offices in Chandigarh except those related to essential services/departments will function with physical attendance of 50 per cent capacity of actual strength with regard to ‘Group C and D” staff.

-All private offices will also function with 50 percent staff and rest would be required to work from home.

-All bars, cinema halls, multiplexes, malls, restaurants, spas, museums, shall be allowed to operate at 50 percent of their capacity subject to all staff present being fully vaccinated.

Uttar Pradesh

– Schools to be shut for students till class 10, until Makar Sankranti which is from January 14.

– In districts reporting more than 1000 active cases, gyms, restaurants, cinema halls, banquets and other public places to be run at 50% of total capacity.

– Not more than 100 people assemble for weddings and other functions taking place in closed spaces. For open spaces, 50% of the total capacity of the ground to be filled.

– Night curfew extended from 10 pm to 6 am, instead of 11 pm to 5 am, from January 6.

— For the Magh Mela in Prayagraj, devotees will have to present a negative RT-PCR report done the last 48 hours before.


West Bengal:

– Flights from Mumbai and Delhi will be allowed thrice, weekly – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, w.e.f January 5; situation to be reviewed depending on COVID cases in the state.

– All schools, colleges, universities, spas, salons, beauty parlours, swimming pools, zoos, and entertainment parks will remain closed in West Bengal from Monday, January 3.

– Restaurants and bars may operate with 50 per cent of the capacity at a time and up to 10pm. The same restrictions and timings hold true for cinema halls and theatres.

– Shopping malls and market complexes may function with restricted entry of people by not exceeding 50 per cent of the capacity at a time and up to 10pm.

– All government and private offices will operate at 50 percent capacity; all administrative meetings will henceforth be conducted via virtual mode.

– Kolkata Metro services shall operate with 50 per cent seating capacity as per usual operational time.


– There shall be a night curfew on the movement of persons from 10 pm to 5 am throughout the NCT of Delhi.

– Schools, cinemas, gyms, auditoriums, assembly halls, spas, yoga institutes, amusement and water parks have been shut in Delhi. Only outside yoga activities are allowed. Barber shops and salons are open.

– Restaurants allowed with 50% of seating capacity from 8 am to 10 pm. Bars are allowed with 50% of seating capacity from 12 noon to 10 pm.

SOP for Omicron in Assam

– Metro trains and buses will operate at 50 percent of seating capacity with no standing passengers.

– Private offices to function up to 50 per cent of staff attendance between 9 am to 5 pm (offices falling under exempted category allowed to function with 100% attendance).

– In market and market complexes, shops are allowed between 10 am to 8 pm on an odd-even basis – establishments will open on alternate days depending on shop numbers.

-A weekend curfew will be imposed. All government officials except for those engaged in essential services will work from home. 50% of the workforce of private offices will work from home.



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