The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to extend the statewide Corona curfew till the morning of May 26.
However, it was decided that shops dealing with construction materials would be allowed to open on every Tuesday and Friday for three hours.
The Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, decided to allow hiring of hearse vans by the medical colleges, zonal and regional hospitals and hospitals with a bed capacity of 200 and above, besides all municipal corporations.
It also decided that the state forest department would provide free wood for the cremation of Corona patients where forest rights are enforced, while the forest corporations would provide wood in the other areas.
The state government directed that marriages should be held only in houses with a gathering not exceeding 20 people. There will be no marriage processions.