Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said the state had been able to check the spread of coronavirus to an extent by taking timely and effective steps so far and ruled out any relaxation in curfew for general public in the state till 3 May. Chief Minister said there had been no change in the situation from 15 to 20 April. “We were expecting that there won’t be more Covid-19 cases in HP. But this didn’t happen. So any relaxation in curfew at this moment will only spoil the things,” he said. The CM said the government is giving limited relaxation to some categories as per Centre’s guidelines, but the curfew will continue strictly. The state had to impose curfew on 24 March, because the people were taking lockdown lightly. And it helped,” he said. (The state has so far reported 39 coronavirus corona virus cases and one death).
Thakur said people who came from Delhi with valid passes told him that nobody stopped them in Haryana or Punjab, but as soon as they reached Parwanoo, there was strict checking at the entry point and other places in Himachal,” he said.