As COVID cases are on uphill across country, several states have announced night curfew and partial lockdown. Police officials were on strict vigil in Kochi amid 2-week night curfew in the state. The decision was taken by a core committee of COVID-19 management headed, by the Kerala Chief Secretary, on April 19. Restaurants have been directed to restrict in-house dining to the barest minimum and focus on home deliveries and take-aways, which shall not be permitted beyond 9 pm. Tamil Nadu government has also implemented a partial lockdown between 10 pm and 4 am and full lockdown on Sundays. Shopping malls, eateries, vegetable and fruit shops, and other commercial establishments can allow only 50 per cent customers only till 9 pm.