Gradual unlock in Leh amid dip in new cases

1,440 fresh Covid cases and 23 deaths in J&K

Gradual unlock in Leh amid dip in new cases

A health worker inoculates a woman in Jammu. PTI

Leh, June 6

Ladakh recorded 71 fresh Covid cases, taking the tally to 19,147, while another death pushed the toll to 195, officials said on Sunday, as the Union Territory announced a gradual unlocking here after a month-long curb.

Leh District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Chairman Shrikant Suse issued new guidelines with certain relaxations to start gradual unlocking from June 7 till 14. Suse said the public transport, private offices, salons, barber shops, beauty parlours, spas and gyms would continue to remain closed till further orders, while the relaxations would not be applicable in areas notified as containment zones.

The district administration would allow development, construction work where labourers reside at the work site, and home delivery services for restaurants on weekdays while following Covid norms. Hotels will be allowed to make functional dine-in services with a 30% seating capacity for in-house guests.

Speaking on non-essential vehicular movement, Suse said the administration would begin an odd/even system with 50% seating capacity.

Kargil DDMA chairman Santosh Sukhadeve also issued an order extending the ‘corona curfew’ in the district till 7 am on June 14. He said there would be no restriction on the already allowed activities, including development, construction, mining and agriculture activities. Home delivery of essential goods and services are also allowed. Sports, social, religious, political and cultural gatherings would remain prohibited till further orders. — PTI

What’s Allowed

  • Development and construction work where labourers reside at the work site
  • Home delivery services by restaurants on weekdays
  • Dine-in services in hotels with 30% seating capacity for in-house guests

What’s restricted

  • Public transport, salons, barber shops, beauty parlours are banned
  • Private offices, spas and gymnasium centres too closed till further orders
  • No relaxation applicable in containment zones


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