People defy curbs, Himachal imposes curfew

Shimla, March 24

With people defying the lockdown, the HP Government today imposed a curfew in the entire state till further orders. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said: “Since people are not confining themselves to their homes, we have been forced to impose a curfew which will come into force after 5 pm today till further orders.

“To ensure that people do not face inconvenience, the district administrations will decide when relaxation is to be given to facilitate the purchase of essential commodities.”

The Chief Minister said the ministers had been asked to coordinate with the district administrations.

“Block Development Officers have been told to purchase hand sanitisers and masks for gram panchayats for further distribution,” the CM added. 

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