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Covid curfew imposed in Uttarakhand till May 18

Monday, 10 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Considering the continuing surge in Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand, the state government has imposed a Covid curfew in the entire state from 6 AM on May 11 to 6 AM on May 18. The Covid vaccination will continue during this period and those going for vaccination will be allowed to travel after showing necessary proof.

The government has advised that marriage functions be avoided during the Covid curfew but if postponing such a function is not possible, the district administration will grant permission for maximum 20 people to attend it. Similarly, 20 persons will be allowed in a funeral procession. While all educational institutes will remain closed till further orders, MBBS (4th and 5th year), BDS (4th year) and nursing classes (3rd year) will continue.

Physical conduct of examinations by state, national and international bodies will be allowed on a case to case basis by the respective departments. All social, political, sports, entertainment, education, cultural and other large gatherings will remain prohibited while liquor shops and bars will also remain closed till further orders. Those entering Uttarakhand from other states will have to register online on the Dehradun smart city portal and present an RT-PCR negative test report not more than 72 hours old. Migrants returning to their villages in Uttarakhand will mandatorily stay in isolation for seven days in the village quarantine facility and be monitored by Gram Panchayat/Pradhan. The local bodies will sanitise all major public places during the Covid curfew period.

Further, hospitals and various other establishments related to medical health will remain open along with essential public utilities. Ration shops including PDS and neighbourhood and corner shops dealing in groceries will remain ope from 7 AM to 12 PM on May 14. The sales of fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat, poultry and fish along with their transportation, warehousing and related activities shall remain open from 7 AM to 10 AM on daily basis with observance of all Covid protocols. Retailers of food and grocery items shall also be allowed to provide home delivery services. The inter-state and intra-state movement of public transport will continue with occupancy restricted to 50 per cent and subject to SOPs issued by the state transport department.

Negative RT-PCR or RAT test report will be mandatory for people travelling from the plains of Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts to the mountainous regions. All agricultural, horticultural, animal husbandry and related activities will remain fully functional.

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