Uttarakhand Lockdown News: The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday dismissed rumours on lockdown extension circulating on social media platforms and said that there is no statewide shutdown from July 16 to July 31. The government also asserted that there will strict action against anyone spreading such rumours.Also Read - Goa Caps RT-PCR Testing Rate For Inbound Foreign Tourists at Rs 3,200
“Reports of complete lockdown in the state from July 16 to July 31 on social media are rumours. No such decision has been taken. Chief Minister has directed SSP Dehradun to take action against those who are spreading rumours,” Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Office issued a statement. Also Read - UK Records Highest COVID Deaths in 7 Months, Doctors Call for Urgent Return of Restrictions
Notably, Uttarakhand had imposed a three-day lockdown in a few districts including Kashipur, Rudrapur and Bajpur on Monday midnight till July 16 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Also Read - Maharashtra: Colleges, Universities Resumes Offline Classes From Today; Low Attendance Recorded
“Total lockdown in Nagar Nigam Rudrapur area and adjacent rural areas – Phool Bagh, Chhatarpur, Matkota, Bindu Khera, Bhamraula and Loharri from 12 AM tonight to 12 AM of 16th July in the wake of COVID-19,” the district administration had issued an advisory.
Barring essential services, markets will remain closed and all commercial activities have been suspended during this period.