Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 28
Himachal government on Friday decided to extend the corona curfew till June 7 with a few relaxations. The government has allowed shops to remain open from 9 am to 2 pm, five days a week from May 31.
The decision comes after a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, here. Apart from this, it was also decided that government officers would be allowed to function with 30 per cent attendance, except standalone offices with a strength of up to four employees will remain open with full strength.
In the last 24 hours, the state reported 1,287 fresh cases and 64 Covid deaths.
However, shops selling daily need items like milk, bread, vegetables, fruits, and medicines would remain open as usual on all seven days.
Presently, only shops selling daily use needs are allowed to open for three hours on all seven days as per the earlier orders, which will remain in force till 6 am on May 31.
Now, all shops would remain open for five days a week from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm (Monday to Friday) from May 31 onwards.
There has been a slight improvement in the Covid situation in the state.
Educational institutions in the state remain closed.
Similarly, the public transport would also remain suspended till further orders. There is a cap of 20 persons in marriages and funerals and no social, political function can be held.