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Corona curfew: State govt extends lockdown for one more week

Shimla: In view of the ongoing coronavirus situation in the mountain state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday decided to extend the COVID-induced lockdown till June 14. After Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur chaired a meeting with his Cabinet, it was announced that the ‘corona curfew’ will be extended till 6 am on June 14 in the state.

As per the Cabinet decision, telephonic consultation is assured for COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery. It was also decided that the government would explore options for procurement of more vaccines directly from the makers.

Earlier in the day, the Himachal government announced the cancellation of Class 12 examinations of the Himachal Pradesh school board. According to the state government, the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education would devise a formula for calculating the awards keeping in view the formula being devised by the CBSE and will declare the results accordingly. It was also decided that in case the students are not convinced with the results, they would be permitted to appear in a special examination to be conducted once the situation becomes favorable.

The Cabinet had passed a resolution mourning the demise of Chief whip and MLA from Jubbal-Kotkhai, Narinder Bragta. It appreciated the contributions of Bragta, especially in the advancement of the horticulture sector in the state.


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