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Curfew in Himachal’s Solan, Hamirpur districts till June 30

Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Authorities in Himachal Pradesh's coronavirus epicentres of Solan and Hamirpur districts on Monday extended the curfew till June 30 in their respective boundaries to contain the virus.

However, state's 10 other districts will be under lockdown till May 31 as per the national schedule.

The district magistrates in both districts decided to extend the curfew in their respective areas.

The Cabinet led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on May 23 authorised the district magistrates to take a call on extending the curfew under Section 144 of the CrPC.

Hamirpur district is the worst affected district with 63 virus cases. The active cases in the district are 57. Solan district saw 20 cases. It has 11 active cases.

So far, the state has reported 217 cases, including five deaths. The active cases are 146.

Hamirpur has witnessed a spike in cases with a large number of people returning to the state from across the country.

In another decision, the state government has decided that all Class I and II officers of the state government will attend office on all working days from Tuesday.

The roster of employees will be prepared in such a manner that 50 per cent of the employees will attend the office everyday and the remaining will work from home.

–IANS

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