The state governments of Himachal Pradesh and Goa have authorized an extension to the Covid-19 lockdown until 14th June.
In Goa, the shops related to the essential supplies will be allowed to open for extended hours starting from 7 am until 3 pm every single day of the week. This announcement was made on Twitter by the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Pramod Sawant.
According to the official data, the current deaths yesterday were around 17 with 1433 people recovering from Covid-19. The active cases are around 8200 as per the official sources. The previous lockdown period will end tomorrow on 7th June 2021.
The state government of Himachal Pradesh also decided that lockdown restrictions will continue until 14th June. The Himachal government has previously stated that the lockdown period will continue until the Covid-19 situation is under control.
The Himachal Pradesh government has also canceled the school examinations for 12th-grade students. This decision has been implemented throughout the country as per the decision made by the central government. It has also been seen that there has been an increase in the online consultation of the patients who seek advice related to Covid-19.
There has been a lot of news in the mainstream media suggesting that there might be a 3rd wave of Covid-19 which can last for 90 days. People fear that this wave can be far deadlier than the 2nd wave that just passed. The health experts have said that if the vaccination drive is slow, then the 3rd wave will hit very soon and can affect children the most.
It is very much likely that the lockdown restrictions will continue as long as the Covid-19 infections rise.