STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Uttarakhand to relax coronavirus curfew in five districts

The districts of Bageshwar, Champawat, Haridwar, Dehradun and Udham Singh Nagar recorded a test positivity rate of below 5% in the past week. 

Published: 05th June 2021 10:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2021 10:49 PM   |  A+A-

A health official shows Covaxin dose

A health official shows Covaxin dose. (File photo| Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

By Express News Service

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government is mulling to extend some relaxation in curfew restrictions in five districts from June 8 which have shown improvement in terms of Covid situation. 

"Any such decision is likely to be taken on the basis of Covid situation in the districts. We are monitoring the situation closely," Subodh Uniyal, state cabinet minister and spokesperson of the government said.

The districts of Bageshwar, Champawat, Haridwar, Dehradun and Udham Singh Nagar recorded a test positivity rate of below 5% in the past week. 

ALSO READ | Curbs eased further in Delhi; Tamil Nadu, Himachal, Goa extend restrictions till June 14

Officials told that more shops are likely to be permitted to open in these five districts and curfew timings are likely to be relaxed. The government is also planning to permit the plying of public transport vehicles with a two-third occupancy. 

Meanwhile, the business community and stakeholders in the tourism industry have urged the government for some relaxation.

Ved Sah, spokesperson of the Nainital Hotel and Restaurants Association said, "The first wave also struck at the time of peak tourism season. Everyone was hopeful that now the pandemic has settled and there will be some respite but then a second wave hit us. Most of us have depleted our reserves and won't be able to sustain ourselves."

Meanwhile, with 619 fresh patients, active caseload in Uttarakhand reached 17305. 
 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp