Full lockdown in Uttarakhand? State govt to decide by May 10 as COVID-19 reaches remote villages

The Uttarakhand government on Saturday hinted at imposing a complete lockdown in the state as the country battles hard against the second wave of COVID-19. It said that the ‘corona curfew’ has failed to control the surge in Uttarakhand, adding that a “major decision” will be taken by chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat by May 10.

“COVID-19 infection has reached villages of Uttarakhand. The level of transmission despite Corona Curfew is a matter of concern. To contain the spread, the government will take a major decision by May 10,” Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The Uttarakhand government has imposed the ‘corona curfew’ in Dehradun, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts till May 10 to control the surge. However, despite the restrictions, cases have continued to rise in the state.

In the last 24 hours, Uttarakhand reported over 9,600 cases and 137 deaths that pushed its active tally and toll to 67,691 and 3,430 respectively. On the other hand, over 1.58 lakh COVID-19 patients have recovered from the infection in the state.


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