The government in Uttarakhand has announced to extend the covid lockdown for one more week till June 29, 2021. Once the curfew is lifted, markets will be allowed to reopen five days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. The lockdown will remain in force during the weekend.

Cabinet Minister of Uttarakhand Subodh Uniyal said, "A decision has been taken to impose a Covid-19 curfew from June 22 to June 29 with certain relaxations (in the state)."

The CM further said that the safety of the pilgrims is of utmost importance and the yatra will be conducted in a phased manner. In the first phase, only the residents of these three districts will visit the shrines.

In the second phase, religious places will open for all the states. But a negative RT-PCR report will be mandatory for visitors.

CM Lastly added "Initially, people of Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi will only be allowed. Chamoli residents can undertake the yatra for Badrinath. Similarly, Rudraprayag residents are allowed to go to Kedarnath and Uttarkashi residents to Gangotri and Yamunotri. RT- PCR-negative reports would be mandatory,"

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