Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 15
The Himachal Pradesh Government in the present day determined to increase the statewide Covid-19 curfew till May 26. The determination was taken throughout a (*26*) assembly, chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. Earlier, the curfew had been imposed from May 10 to May 16 in view of the surge in each day deaths and circumstances.
The state yesterday recorded the highest-ever 67 deaths for the reason that outbreak final 12 months and over 3,000 circumstances. There have been 2,185 deaths because of the pandemic within the state to this point.
The (*26*) additionally determined that with the intention to verify massive gatherings, weddings wouldn’t be allowed at marriage palaces and neighborhood halls. Hiring of tent homes, caterers and bands would even be prohibited. Weddings could be solely held in homes or courts with the gathering capped at 20 individuals. To stop exodus of labourers and staff, all retailers coping with building materials can open on Tuesdays and Fridays for 3 hours.
The (*26*) determined to permit hiring of hearse vans by the medical schools, zonal and regional hospitals and hospitals with a mattress capability of 200 and above, apart from all MCs. This has been accomplished as kinfolk of deceased are dealing with issues in taking our bodies to the cremation floor.
It additionally determined that the Forest Department would supply free wooden for cremation of the Covid victims the place forest rights are enforced whereas the Forest Corporation would supply wooden in different areas.