An official spokesperson said on Friday that the COVID curfew in Himachal Pradesh has been extended till further orders with several more relaxations.
He said buses within the state would ply with 50 per cent occupancy and shops would remain open from 9 am to 5 pm from June 14.
The decision to increase the curfew was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday.
The spokesman said that the curfew would continue in the state from 5 pm to 5 am till further orders.
Interstate public transport will be allowed with 50 per cent occupancy and the opening hours of shops have been extended from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday.
Earlier shops were allowed to open from 9 am to 2 pm.
However, shops will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays, except those selling essential commodities.
The spokesman said that it was also decided that from Monday the offices would function with 50 per cent staff.
All medical colleges, Ayurvedic colleges and dental colleges will open from June 23.
Pharmacy and nursing schools will open from June 28.
The spokesman said that now there will be no need for RT-PCR negative test for entry into the state.