Uttarakhand Lockdown News: Following rapid surge in COVID-19 or coronavirus cases, area under Kashipur Municipal Corporation has been placed under complete lockdown. As directed by district authorities, lockdown was imposed starting 10 AM today till midnight of July 12-13. Also Read - Mitchell Starc Happy With Decision To Not Play IPL 2020, Says 'Wouldn't Change It'

The decision to impose complete shutdown in the region was taken after 24 people tested positive for COVID-19. Also Read - IPL 2020: Players to be Tested Every 5th Day During Tournament, 7-day Quarantine For Kin Who Breaches Bio Bubble

Movement of people will be restricted and only essential services will be allowed in the area till the midnight of Monday. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown News: 14-day Complete Shutdown in Hingoli District From August 6

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in Uttarakhand rose to 3,373 after 68 more people tested positive for the disease.

Udham Singh Nagar recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 41, followed by Dehradun 11, Haridwar seven, Nainital four, Champawat two, and Pauri, Tehri and Uttarkashi one each, according to a bulletin issued by the state health department.

Thirty-four more patients were discharged on Friday after they recovered from the disease. So far, 2,706 people have been discharged, 46 have died and 29 migrated to other states.

The state now has 592 active COVID-19 cases.