Uttarakhand mulls over opening Char Dham yatra for select districts; COVID curfew extended

In a new development, the Uttarakhand state government has announced that COVID-related curfew in the hill state will be extended till June 22. Revealing more on the same, state minister Subodh Uniyal said there might be some changes in the rules, but all the old guidelines will remain inplace.

However, as a part of rules’ relaxation, Char Dham yatra might be opened for the residents of some Uttarakhand districts. Reportedly, residents of Rudraprayag, Chamoli, and Uttarkash districts might be allowed to visit the Char Dham sites of kedanath,Badrinath Gangotri, and Yamunotri, respectively.  The state government will take a decision regarding this after June 16.

Earlier, it was decided that although COVID curfew has been extended till June 22, residents from Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi would be allowed to visit the respective shrines, but only after they provide a negative RT-PCR report.

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