New Delhi: The current Coronavirus curfew in Uttarakhand has been extended till August 10, however, COVID-19 vaccination in the state will go on during the period, according to an official order issued by the state government.
“COVID-19 curfew to remain in force from 6 am of August 3 till 6 am on August 10,” it said.
“During the COVID curfew, COVID-19 vaccination will continue to take place in the state,” the order stated.
The state government has also allowed a maximum of 50 persons to participate in funeral processions.
Furthermore, the Uttarakhand government on August 2 reopened schools for students of Classes IX-XII. Schools for Classes VI-VIII are scheduled to reopen from August 16. In this regard, the state government also issued a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
“All schools have been asked to strictly follow COVID 19 protocols and classes will function in two shifts where number of students is higher”, Uttrakhand Education Minister Arvind Pandey had tweeted.
India on Monday reported 40,134 new Covid-19 cases down from 41,831 reported a day earlier. The cases came down by 1,697 as compared to Sunday. The number of deaths came down to 422 on Monday from 546, the previous day. This was the third day in a row that deaths remained under the 600-mark.
India is seeing a surge in cases after new infections had dipped below 30,000 daily cases after 132 days on Tuesday (July 27).
36,946 recoveries were reported in the same period taking the total tally to 3,08,57,467.
With these additions, the tool number of cases reported since the start of the pandemic has risen to 3,16,95,958 while the death toll stands at 4,24,773.