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COVID pandemic prompts ‘implied’ curfew in Jharkhand | Jamshedpur News

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Educational institutions, parks, gyms closed, market to down shutters at 8 pm

Ranchi, April 6: The Jharkhand government on Tuesday issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines amid rise in cases in the state. The government ordered to shut schools, colleges, parks and gyms to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. However, online classes will continue for school students.     

The government imposed ban on processions and mass gatherings at public places will remain inforce. The upcoming class 10 and 12 exam will be held as per the schedule.

The government ordered to shut all shops, restaurants and clubs by 8 pm but permitted home delivery and take home of food from restaurants after prescribed time.   

Not more than 200 persons will be allowed for marriage functions and upper limit of 50 persons must be maintained for last rites related functions. The decision was taken at the meeting of the state disaster management authority (SDMA), which was chaired by chief minister Hemant Soren. Health Minister Banna Gupta was also present during the meeting.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted the letter and shared the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state government.

Over the past few days in the state, there has been a surge in the number of daily positive cases, especially in Ranchi and Jamshedpur. 

According to the new guidelines: All indoor or outdoor congregations are prohibited in the state with the exception of marriage functions with the upper limit of 200 persons and last rites related functions with the upper limit of 50 persons.

All processions including religious processions shall be prohibited. Not more than 5 persons shall congregate at any public place. All schools shall be closed and education shall be provided online or by digital content. However offline classes for class 10th and 12th   students who shall be taking the board examinations in year 2021 are permitted. These offline classes shall not be mandatory and students shall attend only with prior consent of their parent. All fairs and exhibitions are prohibited.  All gymnasiums/swimming pools shall be closed. All sports events shall be prohibited. However sportspersons are permitted to train in stadiums. All parks shall be closed.  All restaurants shall operate up, to 50% sitting capacity. The number of persons gathered in a religious place/place of worship shall not exceed 50% of the capacity while maintaining mandatory social distancing of 2, gaz ki doori at all times.

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