Uttarakhand extends Covid curfew by one more week with some relaxations. Details

By Livemint
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami. 

The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the Covid curfew by one more week till 21st September. The government, however, allowed some relaxations during this period, according to news agency ANI.

Wedding ceremonies are allowed with 50% capacity of the hall/venue with permission from district administration. Attendees with a certificate of full vaccination need not show Covid negative report. 

Those without certificate will have to mandatorily show coronavirus negative report not older than 72 hrs. 

The state government had already allowed its offices to function with 100% capacity. Shops and business establishments were also permitted to open from 8 am to 9 pm six days a week. Water parks were permitted to open with 50% capacity.

In an order issued last month, the government said that all social, political and entertainment-related gatherings would remain prohibited across the state.

However, it said the vaccination exercise would continue as usual during the curfew.

Further, the state gave the responsibility to district magistrates to decide on local-level relaxations in their areas.

“The district magistrates can issue orders regarding giving relaxation in the villages after assessing the Covid-19 circumstances," the order added.

The Uttarakhand government has exempted fully vaccinated air/bus/train passengers arriving in the state from carrying a negative RT-PCR/RAT/TrueNat/CBNAAT coronavirus test report.

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