In a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection, the Dehradun district magistrate ordered complete lockdown in parts of Mussoorie. As per the order, the total shutdown will be observed in Galway Cottage and St. George’s School, Barlow Ganj areas in view of rising coronavirus cases. During the period all shops and offices will remain closed. However, the district administration will arrange the sale of essential items.
According to an official notification issued by the Dehradun district magistrate, people in these areas will need to stay indoors during the lockdown. Only one person from a family will be allowed to step out for purchasing essential items from the government mobile shop in the locality. Meanwhile, the newly elected Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat during the first meeting of the state cabinet decided to withdraw the cases registered in connection with the violation of coronavirus guidelines in the state.
State Chief Secretary Omprakash said the state cabinet has decided to withdraw all cases filed for the violation of Covid-19 guidelines.
Uttarakhand, so far, has recorded 97,700 cases of coronavirus while the toll has soared to 1,700.
With inputs from agencies