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Corona curfew in Himachal extended till May 26 morning

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur chairing a Covid-19 situation review meeting in Shimla on May 15, 2021. Photo: DPR/HImachal

Shimla, May 16 (MNN) Corona curfew in Himachal has been extended till 6 am on May 26 in view of the coronavirus situation in the hill state.

It was decided at a state Cabinet meeting here on Saturday, chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

The meeting reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the state and expressed concern over the sharp surge in number of Covid-19 cases.

In order to ensure check the exodus of labourers and workers, all shops dealing in construction materials would remain open on Tuesdays and Fridays in a week for three hours.

The Cabinet also decided to allow hiring vans to ferry dead bodies by all medical colleges and zonal and regional hospitals and those with bed capacity of 200 and above.

The Forest Department would provide free wood for cremation of Corona patients, where forest rights are enforced while the Forest Corporation would do the same in other areas. All the MCs would be allowed to hire vans to ferry bodies of corona patients.

The Cabinet also decided that no one would be allowed to hire marriage palaces, community halls and tent houses and host catering and DJ/band from outside.

Marriages processions would not be allowed and wedding ceremonies solemnised within houses or courts with attendance restricted to 20 persons.

The Cabinet gave its consent to fill up 219 posts in different categories on contract basis under the National Health Mission in the state.

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