Increasing cases have also increased the restlessness of the government. In view of this, options for night curfew for a few days or for one or two days weekly detention on weekends are being considered. The decision in this regard will be taken after Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s review meeting of Corona to be held through video conferencing with the District Magistrates on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Center has also issued advisory to all the states on Wednesday, allowing them to implement strict provisions for prevention of corona infection at their level. In this, the night curfew has been allowed to the state governments. On the other hand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat tweeted that the discussion of re-enacting lockdown in the state has been termed as baseless.
Cases of corona infection have increased in the state during the festive season. In almost all the districts including Dehradun, Nainital, Haridwar, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, the number of corona infected has increased rapidly in the last few days. The government is now preparing to take strict measures in view of prevention of corona infection. In this episode, in addition to keeping nightly curfew for a few days across the state, the last two days of the week or one day weekly detention is being considered intensively to ensure strict compliance. Recently, there has been talk of weekly detention in some districts.
On Saturday, the Chief Minister will discuss the above options including the status of corona infection in the districts, measures to prevent it, along with all the District Magistrates. According to Secretary Disaster Management SA Murugation, the decision will be taken only after the video conferencing of the Chief Minister.
On Wednesday, the Union Home Ministry issued an advisory to the states. It said that the system of local lockdown should be implemented on the advice of the Center. With this, if the rate of corona infection exceeds 10 percent on a weekly basis, then the number of personnel in offices can be controlled. States may reduce the attendance limit of two hundred persons to hundred or less in various events at their level.