In a view of a spike in coronavirus cases, the Uttarakhand government has allowed marriage gatherings with up to 200 people outside COVID-19 containment zones in the state. In a statement, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash told news agency ANI that weddings outside containment zones will have a gathering of 200 people, who will have to abide by COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.
The state has imposed a night curfew in Dehradun from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am to combat COVID-19. The state cabinet decided to shut schools for classes 1 to 12 in Dehradun, Haldwani, and Haridwar till April 30.
Uttarakhand on Monday reported 1,334 new COVID-19 cases, taking the cumulative count in the state to 1,10,146. The active cases in the state now stand at 7,846.
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash on Saturday held a meeting with the officials of the state health department and district magistrates (DMs) to discuss the COVID-19 situation at the Secretariat.
He told news agency ANI, since COVID-19 cases are increasing all over the country, the state will have to be proactive in preventing the spread of the virus and instructed all DMs to be thoroughly prepared to cope up with the situation.
(With inputs from ANI)