Uttarakhand government extends COVID-19 curfew till August 24
Dehradun : In a bid to cure rising number of coronavirus cases in the state, the government has announced an extension of COVID-19 curfew for another seven days, starting from tomorrow. The vaccination process will continue during the curfew restrictions.
“During the COVID curfew, COVID-19 vaccination will continue to take place in the state,” the order stated.
“COVID curfew to remain in force in the State from 6 am of August 17 to August 24, 6 am; vaccination exercise to continue during the curfew,” news agency ANI tweeted citing Uttarakhand Government. The state government has also permitted a maximum of 50 persons to participate in funeral processions. Last week, the state re-imposed a seven-day long curfew, till 17 August.
Meanwhile, India has recorded 32,937 fresh cases of coronavirus on Monday. With this the total case load on India stands at 3,22,25,513, according to official data on Union Health Ministry. There are 3,81,947 active cases, which comprise 1.18 per cent of the total infections in the country.