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Haryana government extends lockdown-like curbs till May 24, strict measures to be taken

According to the state government order, all non-essential movements will continue to be restricted in Haryana. However, those engaged in municipal service duties, law and order, emergencies, and government machinery entrusted with Covid-19-related duties, will be exempted from the lockdown curbs.
 

Haryana government extends lockdown-like curbs till May 24, strict measures to be taken-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 16, 2021, 3:40 PM IST
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The Haryana government on May 16 decided to extend the lockdown-like curbs for at least a week, despite the recent dip in Covid-19 positivity rate in the state. The stringent set of curbs will continue till May 24, state Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted.

The government will take tough measures to enforce the restrictions, Vij said. "Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana extended from 17 May to 24 May. Stringent measures will be taken to implement the alert," he posted on his official social media handle.

This is the second time that the lockdown-like restrictions in Haryana have been extended. They were first imposed on May 3 and were set to expire on May 17, but the state government extended the same by seven more days.

According to the state government order, all non-essential movements will continue to be restricted in Haryana. However, those engaged in municipal service duties, law and order, emergencies, and government machinery entrusted with Covid-19-related duties, will be exempted from the lockdown curbs.

To curb the virus spread, the state government had recently put several other restrictions in place including imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC and daily night curfew.

According to an official order issued last week, guidelines of the extended lockdown, no gathering of more than 11 persons will be allowed, including in weddings, cremation and funerals.

Marriages will be allowed only at home and in courts with a maximum limit of 11 persons. No movement of 'barat' procession is allowed, the order said.

Haryana had on Saturday, May 15, recorded 9,676 new coronavirus cases taking the state's tally below 10,000 after a long gap.

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