On Monday, the Uttarakhand government issued guidelines for the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown due to the deadly COVID-19 and permitted all shops except malls in Green and Orange Zone districts to open.
Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, talking to reporters said that government offices are also allowed to function from 10 am to 4 pm. “All shops except malls in Green and Orange Zones are allowed to be opened from 7 am to 4 pm. The government offices will function from 10 am to 4 pm,” he said.
However, educational institutes, cinema houses, and malls will continue to remain closed. “The stadiums are allowed to open but spectators will not be permitted during the lockdown period. All types of gathering will remain banned in the State,” said Singh, adding that the curfew timing will remain from 7 am to 7 pm.
He further said that there were seven containment zones in the State.
“There are seven containment zones in the State. Seven districts are in Green Zone -- Bageshwar, Chamoli, Haridwar, Champawat, Tehri, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag. Six districts in Orange zone -- Almora, Dehradun, Nainital, Pauri, Udham Singh Nagar, and Uttarkashi. There are no red zone districts in the State,” he said.
“The movement of vehicles will be allowed in Haldwani, Rudrapur, Kashipur, Haridwar, Dehradun, and Kotdwar in an odd-even manner. The decision on the public transport for inter-state movement will be taken in one or two days,” he said.
He noted that the total COVID-19 cases in the state were 93, out of which 40 were active cases and 1 person died.
“There are 93 Covid-19 cases in the state, out of which 40 cases are active. 52 people have recovered and one person died. There are 7 containment zones. The doubling rate is 15.5 days. The recovery percentage stands at 56 per cent,” he said.
Singh also said that the government will be providing 5 kg ration per person to migrant workers in Uttarakhand.
So far, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed 1lakh with the death toll reaching 3,163, as of Tuesday. The country has been on a nationwide lockdown since March 25 and has entered its fourth phase.