Unlock 2: Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restrictions till 16 June

#Complete lockdown from 5 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Monday

RNS: Lockdown-like restrictions extended in Jharkhand till June 16 with some relaxations in a bid to curtail the COVID-19 surge.

In an official statement, the state government said that the Health Safety Week now stands extended from 6 am of 10 June till 6 am of 17 June. “Some relaxations have been given, including the opening of shops in 23 districts from 6 am to 4 pm,” the statement reveals.

While in Jamshedpur, which is witnessing a high number of deaths, shops will open from 6 am till 2 pm, it added.

It said that there will be a complete lockdown across the state between Saturday 5 p.m. to Monday 6 a.m. except for emergency services.

Notably, the government had first imposed the Health Protection Week (lockdown with restrictions) from 6 am on April 22 to 6 am on April 29. The lockdown got a second extension from 6 am on April 29 to 6 am on May 6 and a third extension from 6 am on May 6 to 6 am on May 13. The fourth was from 16 May to 27 May, later from 27 May to 3 June and from 6 am on 3 June, till 6 am on 10 June.

The government’s decision:

  1. All shops in all districts except East Singhbhum will be open till 4 pm.
  2. Except for textile, shoe, cosmetic and jewelery shops in East Singhbhum district, all other shops will be open till 4 pm.
  3. All government and private offices will open till 4 pm with 1/3rd human resource.
  4. All shops (including vegetable-fruit-grocery shops) will remain closed from 4 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Monday. Establishments related to healthcare will remain open
  5. Home delivery of food from restaurants as well as take-away allowed.
  6. Shopping malls, cinema halls, clubs, bars, banquet halls, multiplexes, departmental stores will remain closed.
  7. Stadiums, gymnasiums, swimming pools and parks will remain closed.
  8. All educational institutions will remain closed.
  9. Anganwadi centers will remain closed but food items will be provided to the beneficiaries at home.
  10. There will be a ban on the gathering of more than 5 people.
  11. A maximum of 11 persons can attend a marriage and a maximum of 20 persons can attend a funeral.
  12. Religious places will remain closed for devotees.
  13. Prohibition on procession will continue.
  14. The ban on bus transport will continue.
  15. The examinations conducted by the state will be postponed.
  16. The ban on fair and exhibition will continue.
  17. To go from one district to another by private vehicle, to come to Jharkhand from other state or to go from Jharkhand to other states, e-pass will be necessary.
  18. Barring some exceptions, 7 days home quarantine will be mandatory for those coming to Jharkhand from other states.
  19. Wearing of mask in a public place and maintaining social distance is mandatory.
  20. In case of violation of the order, action will be taken by registering an FIR under the relevant section of the Disaster Management Act.

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