As the concerns regarding the impending third wave of the COVId-19 pandemic are on the rise across the country, the government of Uttarakhand has decided to extend its COVID curfew. The COVID restrictions will remain in place in Uttarakhand till September 14, 2021.
The government has decided to extend the COVID curfew in the state by a week due to prevent the COVID situation in the state from getting worse. It is expected that the restrictions in Uttarakhand will be eased on September 15, after reviewing the situation in the state.
As per the order issued by the Uttarakhand government regarding the extended restrictions, all social, political, and entertainment-related gatherings have been prohibited in the state, though, the government has said that the vaccination drive can proceed without any setbacks.
The administration has further said that during this curfew period, government offices in Uttarakhand will be allowed to function with 100 percent capacity, following all the required COVID safety guidelines.
Shops and business establishments have the permission to remain open from 8 am till 9 pm, six days a week, during the current COVID curfew. Water parks have also been permitted to reopen with only 50 percent capacity.
All those who wish to travel to Uttarakhand will have to submit a negative RT-PCR test before entering the state, irrespective of their mode of travel. Passengers who have been fully vaccinated will be exempted from this rule if they show their vaccine certificate while travelling.
Passengers from other states who wish to enter Uttarakhand will have to register smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in and keep note of all the COVID guidelines put in place by the central government ahead of their travel dates.
The COVID-19 situation in Uttarakhand has improved significantly in the past few weeks. The state currently has less than 400 active COVID-19 cases. There have been a total of 7,388 deaths due to the virus in the state, but the death rate is on a steady decline.
Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com