The Uttarakhand government on Sunday announced that the ongoing Covid curfew in the state will be extended for another week till June 29. However, restrictions have been lifted on some activities and services.
“A decision has been taken to impose a Covid-19 curfew from June 22 to June 29 with certain relaxations (in the state),” said Uttarakhand cabinet minister Subodh Uniyal.
Starting June 29, the markets will open five days a week, while lockdown will be in force during the weekend.
Shops will be allowed to open from 8 am to 5 pm. Government offices as well as private offices can function with 50 per cent staff. Offices related to essential services can open with full capacity. Hotels, bars and restaurants have been permitted to open from 7 am to 10 pm with 50 per cent seating.
Meanwhile, the government confirmed that the Char Dham Yatra will begin in a phased manner. Residents from the districts where the four shrines are housed, i.e. Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi, can embark on the pilgrimage starting July 1.