The recent increase in the number of Kovid-19 cases in the state; the Haryana government imposed a night curfew on Monday. The curfew will come into force with immediate effect and will come into force across; the state including Delhi’s neighboring Gurugram.
According to the order; the movement of all non-essential personnel and vehicles will be banned in the state between 9 am and 5 pm till the next order. As per the government order; no person shall leave his house or walk on foot or vehicle or travel or stand or on any road or public place between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, this order exempts border workers such as police; emergency service personnel, military or central police force personnel, etc. from the night curfew.
People working in the media, health; electricity or fire departments are also allowed to go out at night to discharge their duties. Pregnant women and people with medical conditions will also be allowed to visit hospitals or medical centers. Anyone else willing to travel during the night must obtain a curfew pass. There will be no restriction on movement of inter-state and inter-state transport.
The order states that hospitals, chemists and ATMS will remain open during the night curfew. A Bulletin of the Health Department said that Kovid-19 deaths in Haryana reached 3,268 with 16 more deaths on Sunday; while 3,440 fresh cases increased the infection to 3,16,881. Among the latest cases, there are 1,084 infections in Gurgaon, 445 in Faridabad and 264 in Karnal.
The previous highest single-day spike in Haryana was reported on November 20, 2020 when 3,104 cases were reported in the state. Currently, the state has 20,981 active cases, while the recovery rate is 92.35 percent, the state government said on Sunday.