The ongoing ‘strict lockdown’ may be eased from July 15 to July 22, said a handout of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
The handout said the Cabinet division will issue a notification in this regard. However, the strict lockdown may be reinforced from July 23, it added.
A record rise in the number of Covid cases and fatalities in recent days prompted the government to go for the lockdown.
The nationwide strict lockdown, first imposed for a week until July 7 midnight, has now been extended for another week until July 14 midnight as the Covid infection rate keeps surging across the country.
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