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The Uttarakhand government has decided to extend the Covid-induced curfew across the state till 31 August. The existing restrictions were in place till 6 am on Tuesday. 

All social, political and entertainment-related gatherings are prohibited. 

However, the Covid-19 vaccination exercise will continue as usual during the curfew in the state. "During the curfew, Covid-19 vaccination will continue to take place in the state," read a government order.

Further, the state has given the responsibility to district magistrates to decide on local-level relaxations in their areas. “The district magistrates can issue orders regarding giving relaxation in the villages after assessing the Covid-19 circumstances," the order added. 

The government also said that considering the dip in Covid-19 cases, the district magistrate can allow a maximum of 50 people to attend marriage ceremonies after getting an RTPCR/TrueNatv/CBNAAT/ RAT Covid negative report not older than 72 hours. 

Similarly, 50 people can attend funerals too. 

In addition to this, the order stated that the education department will issue separate safety procols for reopening of protocols all industrial training institutes, polytechnics, colleges, medical and nursing colleges, engineering colleges, and agricultural and technology institutes.

All government and private institutes are allowed to provide training to students who are above the age of 18, in compliance with Covid safety protocols. The coaching institutes can function at 50% occupancy. 

Keeping in view the increasing crowds at tourist spots in Uttarakhand, the state government has told local officials to ensure that Covid appropriate behaviour such as wearing of face masks is followed and social distancing is maintained. 

 

 

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