Covid-19: Govt decides to impose 14-days state-wide lockdown; free vaccines
Team Udayavani, Apr 26, 2021, 1:58 PM IST
The state government announced a 14-days state-wide lockdown to contain the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic.
The same will come into force from 10 pm on April 27. The government also hinted at extending the lockdown for a week if the situation does not come under control.
The decision was taken in today’s cabinet meeting.
Essential shops will continue to operate from 6 am to 10 am. The Agriculture sector, manufacturing sector except garments, construction sector and medical and essential sectors will continue to operate. Public transport will remain shut
Guidelines to be released by the government shortly.
The state cabinet also decided to provide COVID-19 vaccinations free of cost at government hospitals for those between 18-45 years of age.
The CM clarified that there is no shortage of oxygen and said the Centre has increased the daily quota from 300 metric tonnes to 800 metric tonnes.
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