Section 144 lifted and no requirement of RTPCR tests for entering Himachal : Cabinet

The Meeting of State Cabinet held in Shimla today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the State.  The Cabinet decided to increase the timing of opening of shops from 9 am to 5 pm from 14th June with Saturday and Sunday to remain closed. It was decided that offices would function with 50 percent of staff, with staff strength of 75 and above from 14th June. All the medical colleges, ayurvedic colleges and dental colleges would remain open from 23rd June. Pharmacy and nursing schools to open from 28th June. Intrastate public transport would be allowed with 50 percent occupancy. Section 144 lifted and no requirement of RTPCR tests for entering in the State. Corona curfew to continue from 5pm to 5am.

The Cabinet also decided to include the families under National Food Security Act (Priority Households Category) where death occurred due to Covid pandemic. The guidelines for identification of Priority Households under National Food Security Act, 2013 issued on 1st August, 2013 would be relaxed to give them immediate relief and such families would immediately be included by Gram Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies under National Food Security Act (PHH category) by simply getting Covid death certificates of such persons who died due to Corona. It was also  decided to grant ex post facto permission to set up/ operationalize Makeshift Hospitals at Pandoga in district Una (200 bedded) Radha Soami Satsang at Parour in Palampur (500 bedded), Radha Soami Satsang at Khaliar in Mandi district and Radha Soami Satsang at Anji in Solan district (200 bedded) in public interest.

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