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Will lockdown be re-imposed in India, after COVID-19 curfew in Ahmedabad, and with schools being shut in states

Under the unlock, the central government had allowed all schools to open from 9 to 12 in the first phase. Colleges and universities are also allowed to take classes. Under such circumstances, schools were opened in some states and union territories.
Gujarat has postponed its decision to start schools. Schools in Mizoram, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana have been closed again. Despite the Centre's exemption, the Maharashtra government had extended the lockdown till November 30. That is, like the rest of the states.
Will the lockdown happen again? This question has come to the minds of the people, as similar signs have started appearing in the last few days. Although the number of new patients with COVID-19 is declining, the situation is still more serious in some places. The number of patients in November has gone up drastically.
A full curfew has been imposed in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from Friday night to Monday morning. The Delhi government has also started strict implementation. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, Additional chief secretary, Government of Gujarat, who is also in-charge for coronavirus management in Ahmedabad, announced the latest decision by the government. "Corona situation was reviewed late night, and it has been decided that “complete curfew” shall be imposed from tomorrow night 9:00 pm till Monday morning 6:00 am in city of Ahmedabad," Gupta said in a statement.
The 57-hour-long weekend curfew will start in Ahmedabad city from Friday at 9pm and end on Monday at 6am. During this “complete curfew”, only shops selling milk and medicines will be allowed to remain open.
Additional 900 Covid-19 beds have been made available at four government-run hospitals in and around Ahmedabad. These are Kidney Hospital, Cancer Hospital and Sola Civil Hospital (all in Ahmedabad) and adjoining Gandhinagar Civil Hospital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a steep ₹ 2,000 fine -- up from the current ₹ 500 -- for those caught without masks, to help control the coronavirus surge that's in its third week. The Chief Minister also appealed to all political parties and social organisations to distribute masks at public places in Delhi.
Over the last weeks, to grapple with the surge that had once crossed the 8,000 mark, the Centre has flown in para-medical personnel and increased the number of beds in hospitals.
Schools in Mumbai will also not reopen on November 23. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to keep schools closed in the city till December 31, 2020. The decision was taken to avoid a increase in cases.
However, schools in other parts of Maharashtra can reopen on November 23, as directed by the state government.

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