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Dehradun: Owing to the fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, curfew has been extended in the three districts of Uttarakhand – Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar – till May 10.
In an order, Chief Secretary, Om Prakash, said that the district magistrates of Udham Singh Nagar, Dehradun, and Haridwar are directed to enforce the curfew from May 6 to May 10 (till 5 am).
This may be noted that the curfew, which was imposed in the last week of April, was earlier scheduled to end this morning.
As per the order, the DMs of the rest of the 10 districts have to review the situation in their areas and impose a curfew from May 6 to May 10 (till 5 am), if required.
Moreover, all district magistrates are given the authority to issue district-specific guidelines on the basis of their assessment.
Uttarakhand curfew guidelines
- There shall be no “restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods during the period”.
- During the curfew, all industries, goods, vehicles, construction work and other essential services will be permitted to remain operational.
- Ration shops will open on alternate days.
- Milk booths and vegetable shops will be permitted to operate daily but only till 12 noon.
- Government offices shall remain open during the period.
- All concerned are directed to ensure compliance with the guidelines.
On Wednesday, Uttarakhand registered its highest caseload in a day with the detection of 7,783 new cases. With 2,771 infections, Dehradun reported the highest number of cases.