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Lockdown in Himachal Pradesh extended until 26th May

All Social gatherings and events will not be allowed.

Today, the government of Himachal Pradesh decided to extend the lockdown with strict restrictions until May 26th. This decision was taken after considering the rising Covid-19 cases in the state. The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh earlier decided on the lockdown that was imposed until today i.e. May 16th.

The daily death toll increased along with the new active cases in Himachal Pradesh and the action that the government considered important was to extend the lockdown to further contain the spread of the virus.

According to the new lockdown rules following are the measures that are implemented with strict enforcement.

  • No Weddings will be allowed in public auditoriums, community halls, or Marriage Palaces
  • All catering services and event management services will be halted.
  • All religious events, festivals, and weddings are to be held within individual houses and the total number of people allowed will not be more than 20.

In the state of Himachal Pradesh, there are a large number of people who are working on construction projects. To prevent them from going back to their villages, the government has decided to keep the construction projects open along with the shops which provide the essential tools and construction materials. Such shops and facilities will be allowed to open on Tuesdays and Fridays for only 3 hours per day.

With the pandemic situation getting worse in Himachal Pradesh, the government has decided to allow the hiring of makeshift ambulances, hospital facilities, and beds to deal with the current crisis. People who have lost their relatives are facing problems related to carrying dead bodies to the cremation grounds.

According to the announcement made by the government today, the forest department of Himachal Pradesh will provide all the necessary facilities for cremation such as the provision of wood, etc.

If the situation does not improve after the lockdown period, it is expected that a further extension will be imposed.

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