Himachal to give relaxation in curfew for morning-walkers

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Saturday indicated the curfew will remain in place in the state till May 3, but extended the daily relaxation from existing three hours to 5.5 hours from Monday, including 1.5 hours for morning-walkers. During a video-conference with Deputy Commissioners  Superintendents of Police  and Chief Medical Officers  Thakur said the curfew imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus has adversely affected the economy of the state. “It is vital to chalk out an appropriate action plan to revive the economic activities post curfew/lockdown from May 3 onwards,” he said. He said the state has not reported many cases over past several days and therefore, the government has decided to relax curfew norms from Monday for at least 5.5 hours, barring in hotspots. The relaxation will include one-and-a-half-hour easing of curbs from 5.30 am to 7 am daily for morning-walkers, he said.