Uttarakhand Imposes 7 Days Curfew From May 11 To Contain Covid-19 Surge

Dehradun: Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand, a lockdown has been imposed in the state for seven days, announced State Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal.

The lockdown will be effective from 6 am of May 11 till 6 am of May 18.

Only essential services shall be allowed during this period of curfew, Uniyal further said.

Following are the restrictions to be followed during lockdown:

  • All the shops selling fruits, vegetables, dairy items shall remain open from 7am to 10am.
  • All shopping malls, market complexes, gyms, theatres, assembly halls, bars, liquor shops shall remain closed until further orders.
  • Only 20 people shall be allowed to participate in wedding functions and in funerals as well.
  • All educational institutions shall remain closed during the curfew. Online/distance learning shall be encouraged, however MBBS (4th and 5th year), BDS (4th year) and nursing classes (3rd year) shall be continued.
  • Physical conduct of exams by state/national/international bodies shall not be allowed.
  • The interstate travellers shall have to produce a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours and they have to also register themselves on the Dehradun administration’s online portal, added Cabinet Minister.
  • Any person of Uttarakhand coming from outside the state shall have to remain in isolation for a period of seven days.

The vaccination drive for people above 18 years of age has been scheduled to begin from today. The concerned people can produce their proof of vaccine registration during the checking on road for a hassle-free movement.

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