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AFP has published this useful global guide to where localised lockdowns have been imposed in response to fresh coronavirus outbreaks:


SPAIN: The Catalan regional government today told residents to stay home in an area in and around the northeastern city of Lerida, a measure affecting around 160,000 people. They are allowed to leave to go to work, buy food or medication, or to exercise.

Moves to reconfine the local population had triggered a legal standoff on 13 July when a local court blocked the new order, prompting the regional government to enact legislative changes.

PORTUGAL: Lockdown at home has been in place since 1 July for 700,000 inhabitants in the Lisbon region, for a period of at least two weeks.

BRITAIN: On 30 June the city of Leicester began a localised two-week lockdown with non-essential shops shutting. Face masks will be compulsory in all shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July.


INDIA: The northern Indian state of Bihar, with a population of around 125 million people, will go into a 15-day lockdown from 16 July to 31 July. The southern city and IT hub Bangalore, home to more than 13 million people, also began a week-long confinement on 14 July.

New restrictions have also been introduced in the western city of Pune and other states including Uttar Pradesh, home to 200 million people, badly hit Tamil Nadu and Assam.

THE PHILIPPINES: The 250,000 inhabitants of Navotas, a district in Manila, will go back into lockdown for two weeks in the coming days, an official said on 13 July.

AZERBAIJAN: A strict lockdown was reinstated from 22 June to 1 August.

UZBEKISTAN: The central Asian nation imposed a new lockdown on 10 July. Restaurants, sports centres, swimming pools and non-food shops are closed until 1 August.


UNITED STATES: California on 13 July drastically rolled back its reopening plans and ordered all indoor restaurants, bars and cinemas to close again. Churches, gyms, shopping malls, hair salons and non-essential offices must shut indoor operations in half of state’s worst-hit and most densely populated counties, including Los Angeles.

ARGENTINA: A toughening of lockdown measures in Buenos Aires and its surrounding area has been imposed from 1 to 17 July.

COLOMBIA: Bogota on 13 July enforced a strict zonal lockdown, affecting 2.5 million people, to restrict movement for the next two weeks.


MOROCCO: The city of Tangiers and its population of around one million, has been locked down again since 13 July.

MADAGASCAR: The capital Antananarivo has gone under a fresh lockdown to last until 20 July.

SOUTH AFRICA: A curfew from 9pm to 4am came back into effect on 13 July.

Middle East

WEST BANK: The Palestinian Authority on 12 July extended a lockdown of the occupied West Bank decided on 3 July, also imposing a curfew.

ISRAEL: New restrictions came into force on 7 July, including the closure of bars and sports centres and a limit on the number of people in public places. Some towns and neighbourhoods across the country, considered pandemic hotspots, are living under even stricter restrictions.


AUSTRALIA: Five million people have been obliged to stay at home since 9 July for six weeks in Australia’s second biggest city Melbourne. The state of Victoria, where Melbourne is located, has closed all its borders to protect the rest of the country.

Closed shops are pictured in a commercial area during a week-long lockdown to contain the surge of Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Bangalore yesterday

Closed shops are pictured in a commercial area during a week-long lockdown to contain the surge of Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Bangalore yesterday Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images