Jharkhand extends lockdown with relaxations

Ranchi, To prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state, the government has decided to extend the restrictions as part of Health Safety Week during which all shops will be permitted to open till 4 PM in all the 24 districts of the state.

A decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of state disaster management which was chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren at the project building here.

As per the decisions taken including East Singhbhum in all the districts shops shall be permitted to open till 4 PM. Apart from that the government has also decided to open shopping malls and departmental stores.

However all shops in the state including shops selling fruits, vegetables, grocery items, sweets and eatables shall remain closed from 4 PM on Saturday to 6 AM Monday.

However the above mentioned timing restrictions shall not be applicable to medicine shops diagnostic centre’s clinics hospitals petrol pumps LPG outlets CNG outlets restaurants doing home delivery dhabas located on national and state highways cold storages warehouses and unloading of goods.

Restaurants are permitted to do home delivery and take away of products but sit in dining is prohibited. All Government of India, state government and private offices are permitted to function with 50 percent of working strength of human resources till 4 PM.

As per the order unhindered transportation logistics of all goods is permitted, all religious places places of worship are permitted to open but visitors are prohibited, for the all indoor or outdoor congregations of more than five persons are prohibited in the state with the exception of last rites related functions with upper limit 20 persons.

As far as marriages are concerned they shall be held at home or in court. Marriage shall not be held at any public place including Community Hall banquet hall, use of loudspeakers DJ’s firecrackers is prohibited in marriage, marriage processions are prohibited, not more than 11 persons shall attend the marriage including bride, groom and person for or solemnising the marriage, at least three days prior information shall be given to the nearest police station.

(EW news Desk)