J'khand extends lockdown-like restrictions with stricter provisions till June 3

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Ranchi, May 25 (PTI) The Jharkhand government on Tuesday extended the lockdown-like restrictions with stricter provisions till June 3 to contain Covid-19 surge in the state, an official said.

This is the third time that the restrictions, first imposed on April 22 for a week, are extended. The ongoing measrues were scheduled to end on May 27.

'The Health Safety Week now stands extended till June 3 with all restrictions imposed earlier,' Chief Minister's Office said.

The decision was made at a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority, chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

The state secretariat will function with 33 per cent staff strength till 2 pm and there would be restrictions on the movement of people, the official said.

Government officials, media persons and factory workers have been exempted from mandatory e-pass for movement, the officials added.

The death toll due to Covid has reached 4,871 in Jharkhand. PTI NAM NN NN

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