Haryana Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Till June 21

Haryana Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Till June 21 A man going to work on a cycle wearing a COVID/Coronavirus mask - (Photo credit: Xinhua)

Chandigarh: After analysing the current situation in the state, the Haryana government decided to extend the ongoing statewide lockdown on Sunday till 5 am on June 21.

However, it also considered a sharp decline in the coronavirus positivity rate and the number of new positive cases, the state government allowed more relaxations in the rules.

Under the new guidelines, all shops has been grated permission to open from 09:00 am to 08:00 pm daily. Furthermore, Malls have been permitted to operate from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm.

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As per the notification issued by the Haryana government, restaurants and bars (including in hotels and in malls) are allowed to stay open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm with 50 per cent seating capacity. Home delivery from hotels, restaurants and fast food joints is also allowed but up to 10:00 pm.

“Religious places are allowed to open with 21 persons at one time with the condition that they follow requisite social distancing norms, regular sanitisation and COVID appropriate behavioural norms. Corporate Offices are permitted to open with 50 per cent attendance after adopting requisite social distancing norms, regular sanitisation, and Covid appropriate behavioural norms,” the government notification said.

The Haryana government also added that gatherings of 21 people is permitted at weddings, funerals and cremations. However, weddings can only take place at places other than home and courts. Though, no movement of the ‘Barat’ procession will be allowed.

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For gatherings other than weddings, and funerals, the state government allowed a maximum of 50 persons to attend. For gatherings of more than 50, prior permission from the Deputy Commissioner will be required.

“Club houses/ restaurants/ bars of the Golf Courses are allowed to open with 50 per cent seating capacity from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM with adherence to requisite social distancing and other safety norms. Members and visitors shall be allowed to play in Golf Courses by the management in a staggered manner so as to avoid overcrowding. Gyms are allowed to open from 06:00 am to 08:00 pm with 50 per cent capacity after adopting requisite social distancing norms, regular sanitisation and Covid appropriate behavioural norms. However, spas shall remain closed,” the notification added.

(With ANI Inputs)

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