New Delhi| Jagran News Desk: Due to the major surge in coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand, curfew has been imposed in Dehradun district's municipal areas-- Rishikesh, Garhi Cantt, Clement Town and Dehradun. The curfew will begin on April 26 at 7 PM and will conclude on May 3 at 5 AM.

Earlier today, the Uttarakhand government modified its coronavirus guidelines in which they made changes to the number of people who can attend weddings or gatherings and has permitted only 50 people. In the previous guidelines, 200 people were allowed to attend the wedding and other gatherings.

Apart from this, the state government has also allowed the district magistrate to impose curfew and other restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier, the night curfew was imposed in the state and a coronavirus guideline was also issued in Uttarakhand amid a massive spike in coronavirus cases.

The timing of the night curfew in Uttarakhand begins at 7 PM and it ends at 5 AM. Apart from this, the state government has also ordered that the markets will remain closed in the urban areas, except for shops dealing with essential commodities from 2 PM onwards.

In the guidelines, it was mentioned that if those who are working or studying in Delhi will return to their hometown in Uttarakhand, they will need an RT-PCR test that should not be older than 72 hours. This rule has been made mandatory for all the returnees.

On Sunday, Uttarakhand reported 4,368 fresh coronavirus cases and 44 deaths in the last 24 hours. Currently, the number of active cases in the state is 35,864 and the death toll reached the mark of over 2,000 cases. Meanwhile, Dehradun has been reporting the highest number of cases from the state. On Saturday, Dehradun reported over 1,700 cases and Haridwar reported 958 cases.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma