New Delhi: The Haryana government on Sunday (May 30, 2021) said the lockdown has been extended by one week till June 7 in view of the COVID-19 situation in the state.
“We have decided to extend COVID lockdown till June 7. Shops can now operate from 9 am to 3 pm. Shopkeepers must follow odd-even formula. Educational institutions will remain closed till June 15. Night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 5 am,” said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
We have decided to extend COVID lockdown till June 7. Shops can now operate from 9 am to 3 pm. Shopkeepers must follow odd-even formula. Educational institutions will remain closed till June 15. Night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 5 am: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar pic.twitter.com/wX3hQzEVF2
— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2021
The decision comes in the backdrop of the state recording 1,868 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the total caseload to 7,53,937.
In addition to this, 97 more people succumbed to the disease. The death toll in Haryana now stands at 8,132.
What is allowed?
.Shops can now stay open from 9 am to 3 pm but shopkeepers will have to follow an odd-even formula.
.Educational institutions will remain closed till 15 June.
.Night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 5 am.
.The state government had extended the duration of summer vacation in schools after taking stock of the Covid-19 situation.
However, teachers are required to attend school work from 1 June, according to an official order.
School heads have been ordered to prepare a roster, according to which only 50% of their teachers will be attending schools at a time.
Teachers will be attending to necessary educational and administrative work such as preparing report cards of students and taking care of admission-related work, as per the order.
Earlier, a cap of 11 persons had been enforced for weddings and funerals.
A lockdown was first announced in the state on 3 May and has been extended and four times since to arrest the spread of coronavirus.
After the imposition of the lockdown, Covid-19 cases, positivity rate and deaths have come down significantly in the state.
Meanwhile, India on Sunday recorded over 1.65 lakh new COVID-19 cases and 3,460 deaths in the last 24 hours, the data by the Union Health Ministry showed on Sunday (May 30, 2021). There were 1,65,553 fresh infections that took the country’s total caseload to 2,78,94,800. There are now 21,14,508 active cases across the country.