DEHRADUN: The statewide ‘Covid curfew’ in Uttarakhand has been extended by another week and will remain in place till June 22. It was on June 7 that the State first extended one-week extension of Covid Curfew that was supposed to end on June 15.
The State now announced some important relaxation such as opening the chardham yatra for locals on the condition of a negative RT-PCR test report. The period of the current curfew in the state was to come to an end at 6 am on Tuesday morning.
Cabinet Minister and state government's official spokesman Subodh Uniyal said:''People of Chamoli district now have the permission to visit Badrinath temple for 'darshan' if they have a negative RT-PCR test report. Similarly, people of Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts can also now visit Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri respectively with a negative RT-PCR test report,''
The famous four Himalayan temples in Uttarakhand though open since May for daily prayers have been out of bounds for pilgrims. Revenue courts have also been reopened with certain restrictions, he said.
Means of public transport like auto-rickshaws and tempos have been allowed to ply on the roads and shops selling sweets can now open for five days in a week, Uniyal said.