Ranchi: Amidst the rapidly decreasing cases of Kovid-19 in Jharkhand, the state government on Wednesday extended the lockdown implemented in the name of ‘Health Protection Week’ for another week without any new relaxation as a precaution. Jharkhand government spokesperson said here that in the meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, it was decided to extend the lockdown for a week without any new relaxation till 6 am on July 1.
In a notification issued under the signature of Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, it was told that the Health Protection Week in the state will now be effective from 6 am on June 24 to 6 am on July 1, and during this all the restrictions already in force will continue.
During this, as per the relaxation given earlier, all malls, departmental stores along with all shops in all 24 districts will continue to be allowed to open from 6 am to 4 pm. Apart from this, cinema halls, bars, banquet halls, gyms, swimming pools, educational institutions, stadiums and clubs will still remain closed. According to the new guidelines, all shops and establishments, except the shops and establishments of medicine and some essential services in the state, will be completely closed from 4 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Monday.
The old guidelines issued on June 1 regarding e-pass in the state will continue to be applicable, under which the requirement of e-pass within the district has been abolished for all, but e-passes will be mandatory for inter-district and inter-state movement. . In the new guidelines, as in the current week in all the districts, all shops including shops of jewelry, clothes, cosmetics and shoes will continue to be allowed to open till 4 pm.
In order to break the chain of corona virus infection, the state government had started the Health Protection Week from April 22, which will now continue till July 1.
A maximum of 11 persons can attend a marriage and a maximum of 20 persons can attend a funeral. Also, religious places will remain closed for devotees and the procession will continue to be banned. As per the instructions, the ban on bus transport will continue. The examinations conducted by the state will be postponed. Also, barring some exceptions, it will be mandatory for anyone coming to Jharkhand from another state to stay at home for seven days.