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No Need For Lockdown In Himachal Pradesh: CM Jairam Thakur

Mumbai: Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur on Monday said that there is no need to impose a lockdown in the state as they are doing their best to fight COVID-19.

He said that the government was working on a mechanism under which the dreaded virus would be contained, and the state’s economy strengthened.

People’s cooperation is the need of the hour to deal with coronavirus, he said, adding that people’s cooperation is missing at this time and they should all come forward to deal with the situation by following the criteria related to COVID.

He said that vaccinations along with face masks, social disturbances and frequent hand washing are the main weapons for dealing with the virus.

On the issue of helping families who lost family members in COVID-19, they said that since they were uninhabited, a final decision in this regard would be taken after intensive deliberations.

Thakur said that the government is monitoring the drought situation and it will be ensured that there is no water crisis in any part of the state and adequate water is made available to the people.

The COVID-19 death toll in Himachal Pradesh rose to 1,177 on Sunday with 10 more fatalities, while 788 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 76,375

(With PTI Inputs)

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