The chief minister of the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India has announced his decision to h impose a 10-day lockdown starting 7th May until 16th May. The decision was made to contain the sudden rise in the new COVID-19 infections and active cases.
There are several states in India preparing for their lockdowns and creating containment zones to help people stay safe. The state of Himachal Pradesh is largely dependent on tourism and tourist activities. Due to the rise of new active cases, businesses are likely to suffer. Domestic tourists will not be able to travel during the lockdown period. The road transport will be limited only to essential services.
It has been announced that all the private and government offices will remain closed. Only the essential services related to health, energy, water, and sanitation will continue their operations. The cabinet has also decided to continue the work related to several projects related to agriculture and civil construction.
The educational institutions will remain closed until 31st May. The local transportation services will continue with only 50% occupancy. As of now, people entering the borders of Himachal Pradesh require the negative RT-PCR test report.
The health department of India is also discussing a National lockdown as the experts have said that the third wave of COVID-19 is inevitable. Presently, the total number of active cases in Himachal Pradesh is around 26,000.