Himachal extends corona curfew till 26 May


Shimla: Citing rising corona cases in the state the Himachal Pradesh government today extended the corona curfew till May 26.

To check exodus of labourers and workers all the shops dealing with construction materials will also remain open on Tuesday and Friday in a week for three hours. 

The cabinet also decided to allow hiring dead body vans to all the Medical Colleges and Zonal and Regional Hospitals and hospitals with bed capacity of 200 and above.

The state forest department will provide free wood for cremation of corona deceased where forest rights are enforced and forest corporation would provide fuel wood in other areas. All the MCs will be allowed to hire dead body vans. 

No marriages would be allowed to hire marriage palaces, community halls and tent houses and outside catering and DJ/Band. Marriage would be only held in houses or Courts with the restriction of 20 persons. There will also be no procession of Barat.

 The Cabinet gave its consent to fill up 219 posts of different categories on contract basis under National Health Mission.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to procure CT Scan 128 slice and MRI 1.5 Tesla Machines worth Rs 20 crore in Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba.

It accorded its approval its ex post-facto permission to the executing agency of Makeshift Covid-19 Hospital at Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Ner Chowk Mandi to include construction of one labour room and one operation theatre.