‘Unlock’ will start in Leh from June 7 amid decreasing cases of Kovid-19

Leh, Jun 6 (PTI) With the arrival of 71 new cases of Kovid-19 in Ladakh, the total number of infection cases has gone up to 19,147, while the death toll has gone up to 195 due to the death of one more patient.

The Union Territory announced a gradual lifting of restrictions here after a month of ‘Corona Curfew’.

Officials said that a patient died in Leh on Saturday. So far 141 people have lost their lives due to corona virus infection in the district while the death toll in Kargil district is 54.

He told that 58 new cases of infection were reported in Leh and the remaining 13 were reported in Kargil.

The number of patients under treatment in the Union Territory has come down to 1,170. 986 patients are undergoing treatment in Leh and 184 in Kargil. In the last 24 hours, 254 patients have been discharged from the hospital.

He told that the number of people recovering from Kovid-19 is 17,782.

Meanwhile, Leh District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) President Shrikant Susey issued new guidelines to gradually relax restrictions from June 7 to June 14.

An official spokesperson said that the decision was taken after detailed discussions and assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the district.

Giving information about the opening of commercial activities in almost all areas after the end of ‘Corona Curfew’, Susse said that public transport, private offices, salons, beauty parlors, spas and gyms will remain closed till further orders, while these relaxations in prohibited areas. will not apply.

He said that the weekend curfew and night curfew would remain in force in the district as before.

The official said that the district administration will allow development activities and construction work at those places where laborers have accommodation.

He said that only home delivery would be allowed to restaurants on working days, while hotels would be allowed to seat 30 per cent people.

Susse said the district administration would allow vehicles to ply with 50 per cent capacity on an odd-even basis.

Kargil’s DDMA President Santosh Sukhdev also issued an order to extend the ‘Corona Curfew’ in the district till June 14 at 7 am.

It has been said in the order that all social, religious, political, cultural and sports programs will be banned till further orders.

Sukhdev also issued guidelines for various types of shops and shopkeepers to provide goods to the people.

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