Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has extended the covid restrictions till January 31 in the state. As per the official orders, the state will be having night curfew from 10 PM to 6 AM. Educational Institutions up to class 12 will remain close, and the classes will be conducted online.
As per the orders the shops have permit to stay open from 6 AM to 10 PM.
"Gymnasiums, shopping malls, cinema halls, spas, salons, theatres, auditoriums etc can open with 50% of their capacity in adherence with Covid-19 protocol," the official order said.
Restaurants, hotels, dhabas and other eateries can allow dine-in services with 50% capacity and takeaways and home delivery will continue, it added.
For marriages and funerals, the limit of attendees is up to 50.
Till January 31, all the swimming pools and water parks will remain shut, but the stadiums, playgrounds and other such establishments can remain open with 50% capacity, the order also said.
As its election time following the instructions by the Election Commission amid the rallies and demonstrations, the state government has banned the election rallies throughout the state, till January 31. This ban comes amid avoiding overcrowding in covid times and to control the spread of covid.
The fresh Covid-19 restrictions come at a time when the hill state is recording a high number of infections, fuelled by the Omicron variant. Till now, Uttarakhand has recorded 400,401 cases including 31,310 active cases, 361,611 recoveries and 7,480 deaths.
Authorities have administered a total of 15,379,135 vaccines to eligible beneficiaries. Of these, more than eight million have received the first dose and 6,843,212 have received the second dose as well. Nearly 376,000 children between the ages of 15-18 have been inoculated and the precautionary dose has been administered to 142,380 beneficiaries which include health and frontline workers, people with comorbidities (suffering from many diseases) and those above the age of 60.