Chandigarh: In view of the alarming rise in the cases of corona virus, the Haryana government has banned large gatherings like rallies and protests in the state.
In a new order, the government extended the existing restrictions to eight more districts, including closure of cinema halls, sports complexes and swimming pools.
The order issued by the Haryana State Disaster Management Authority (HSDMA) states that the restrictions will remain in force till 5 am on January 19.
“All types of public gatherings, large gatherings like rallies, protests, dharnas, etc. will remain prohibited in the state,” the order said.
The eight districts where restrictions will be imposed are Sirsa, Rewari, Jind, Fatehabad, Mahendragarh, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Hisar.
“Therefore, the restrictions imposed under the order dated January 5 in Group ‘A’ districts (other 11 districts), shall be imposed in these (eight districts) also,” the order said.
Earlier these restrictions were imposed only in Karnal, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat.
These restrictions are now applicable to 8 districts:
As per the previous order issued on January 5, cinema halls, theaters and multiplexes are not allowed to open, while malls and markets are allowed to open till 6 pm.
The order states that all sports complexes, swimming pools and stadiums will remain closed except those used for training of players to participate in national and international events.
It added that shops selling essential commodities like milk and medicine may remain open at all times so that they can serve the public at large.
All amusement parks and B2B exhibitions are banned, while government and private offices have been advised to function with 50 per cent staff attendance, as per the existing order, except for emergency/essential services.
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 8:37 a.m.