Jamshedpur 13th May 2021: The Jharkhand government has decided to extend the lockdown by a further period of two weeks which entails that the promulgation will be effective till 6 am on Thursday, May 27.
The decision was taken on Wednesday during a meeting conducted by Chief Minister Hemant Soren with the disaster management department and other top officials of the State Government.
The rules have been tightened, and interstate and intrastate movement norms will be tougher. Private vehicles will be allowed such movement based on e-passes.
In addition, Prior permission will be needed for going out of the state or for coming in.
If a state resident leaves Jharkhand, a COVID negative report will have to be presented on return on the condition of which re-entry will be permitted.
In a bid to put the COVID-19 spread on a tighter leash, marriages will have to be held at homes or in courts with a maximum capacity of 11 persons.
“There will be a complete restriction on any gathering during marriages. Social distancing will also have to be maintained strictly in shops and markets,” further stated the release.
Despite this, people coming in from other states will have to undergo seven day’s home or institutional quarantine without any letup to the rule.
However, this rule will not apply to those who will leave Jharkhand within 72 hours of arrival.