New Delhi: Haryana State Disaster Management Authority (HSDMA) said that the Haryana Government has extended various restrictions in all 22 districts to check the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Earlier, on January 5 and January 10, guidelines were issued to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the most affected districts of the state.
The order issued by the HSDMA said that the ban would be in force till 5 am on January 19. Night curfew is already in force in the state from 11 pm to 5 am.
It said that the guidelines issued through orders on January 5 and 10 will also be applicable in the state. Earlier on January 10, amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Haryana government had banned large gatherings of people such as rallies and protests. The existing restrictions were extended including closure of cinema halls and sports complexes in eight more districts.
The eight new districts where restrictions came into force on Monday include Sirsa, Rewari, Jind, Bhiwani and Hisar. Earlier these restrictions were imposed in 11 districts including Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat. Now, all these restrictions have been extended to all 22 districts of the state.
In the earlier order issued on January 5, it was said that cinema halls, theaters and multiplexes will remain closed. Therefore, the restrictions imposed under the January 5 order in Group ‘A’ districts (other 11 districts), will also be imposed in these (eight districts).
Control of COVID-19 in Haryana:
In Haryana, malls and markets are allowed to open till 6 pm. However, shops selling essential commodities like milk and medicine will be allowed to open at all times so that they can serve the public at large.
The earlier order said that all sports complexes, swimming pools and stadiums would remain closed except those used for training of players to participate in national and international competitions. It had said that all amusement parks and B2B performances are banned.
Government and private offices have been advised to function with 50 per cent staff presence, except for emergency/essential services.
COVID-19 cases in Haryana:
The rising trend of COVID-19 cases in Haryana showed no sign of abating, with 7,591 fresh infections and two deaths reported on Thursday. The total number of active cases in the state now exceeds 35,979.
With one death each from Faridabad and Ambala districts, the total death toll in the state rose to 10,085, according to the health department’s daily bulletin. The total number of COVID cases in the state increased to 8,20,107.
Meanwhile, the worst-hit Gurgaon district on Thursday registered another big jump with 3,031 cases. Faridabad (1,107), Panchkula (701), Karnal (285), Sonipat (420) and Ambala (647) were among other districts that have continued to register a rise in the number of Covid cases.
first published:Jan. 14, 2022, 9:45 a.m.