The Uttarakhand authorities on Sunday determined to increase the Covid lockdown within the state for an additional week from June 22 however allowed resorts, eating places and bars to open at half their capacities.
It additionally determined to open the chardham yatra for locals from July 1 and for individuals from the remainder of the state from July 11, Cabinet minister and state authorities’s official spokesperson Subodh Uniyal stated.
Bringing a damaging RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen check report, nonetheless, might be obligatory for the pilgrims, he stated.
“People of Chamoli district can visit Badrinath temple for a darshan from July 1 if they have a negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report,” he stated.
“Similarly, people of Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts can also visit Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri temples respectively from that date with a negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report,” the minister stated.
The yatra might be opened for individuals from the remainder of the state from July 11 on the identical situation, he stated.
The state authorities had determined to open the chardham yatra partially for locals final week too however needed to withdraw the choice in view of the Covid scenario.
The resolution to increase the curfew from June 22 to 29 with some essential relaxations was taken at a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, Mr Uniyal stated.
The interval of present lockdown within the state was to return to an finish at 6 am on June 22.
The well-known 4 Himalayan temples in Uttarakhand although open since May for day by day prayers are nonetheless not open for pilgrims.
Bringing a damaging RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen check report might be obligatory additionally for individuals coming to the state from exterior or these going to hill areas from the plains, Mr Uniyal stated.
General shops and groceries will now be open for 5 days in every week closing solely on Saturdays and Sundays, he stated.
Hotels, eating places and bars can open with 50 per cent of their capability until 10 pm, he added.
All authorities, semi-government and personal places of work may also open with 50 per cent of their capability.
However, places of work linked with important companies will open with full capability.
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