Corona curfew extended with further relaxation in Himachal

Shimla, Jun 11 (PTI) With some further relaxations in Himachal Pradesh, the COVID curfew has been extended till further orders. An official spokesperson gave this information here on Friday.

He said that from June 14, buses within the state would run with 50 per cent capacity and shops would remain open from 9 am to 5 pm. Earlier shops were allowed to open from 9 am to 2 pm.

The decision to increase the curfew was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday. The spokesman said that the curfew would continue in the state from 5 pm to 5 am till further orders.

Shops other than essential commodities shops will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The spokesman said that it was also decided that from Monday the offices would function with 50 per cent staff. All medical colleges, Ayurvedic colleges and dental colleges will open from June 23. Pharmacy and nursing schools will open from June 28.

The spokesperson said that now RT-PCR negative report will not be required for entry into the state.

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