According to the sources, the Uttarakhand government, in view o the increasing number of cases in the state, is planning to opt for a lockdown on weekends. The Chief Minister of the state Trivendra Singh Rawat told ANI that the guidelines for the lockdown in Uttarakhand on weekends shall be issued soon.
To curb the spread of #COVID19, it has been decided to impose lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays in the state. Guidelines for the same to be issued soon: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat (File pic) pic.twitter.com/zoWdVRdSvT
— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2020
This step is being taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. A rise in the number of COVID positive cases has been seen in the state over the past week. The numbers have been constantly increasing from 120 cases registered on 12th July, 104 cases on 15th July and 199 cases on 16th July. The guidelines for the lockdown in Uttarakhand might include sealing the state’s borders with the other neighbouring states, except only allowing people travelling inter-state for important work that cannot be postponed to the next week.
In view of the situation, CM Rawat has instructed Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh and Health Secretary Amit Negi to take all the safety measures to ensure the spread of the virus in the state.
Several states have been following the similar pattern of implementing the lockdown respectively, without hampering the daily lives, the working class, the economy, and the supply of essentials to all. These lockdowns are being imposed to not only curb the spread of the virus but also check the status of the respective city or state as in the number of cases, the medical facilities, etc.
While on the other hand, Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu remain at the top of the worst-hit areas from the pandemic. The total number of cases in the country has been over 1 million with nearly 26000 deaths. Lockdowns imposed at this hour might help in curbing the spread of the virus and lowering the spike in Covid-19 cases.