SHIMLA: Fearing a massive surge in the Covid cases, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur canceled all his official engagements even as the state government imposed a ban on all social, political and religious gatherings and invoked a five-day week office working.
The government has already closed down all educational institutions and cut down gatherings for weddings and other functions to half, with a maximum of 100 people in indoor functions.
A weekend curfew and restricting the timing of markets are other measures put in place on Sunday.
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