Amid Omicron scare, Haryana imposes curfew again

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 24, 2021 7:23 pm -- Updated:December 24, 2021 7:35 pm

Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 variant Omicron, Haryana on Friday imposed a night curfew from 11 pm till 5 am from Friday. The gatherings of more than 200 persons at public places and events have been barred till further notice.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, "In view of the possibility of increasing cases of Covid-19 variant Omicron in Haryana, from January 1, 2022, both doses of vaccination have been made mandatory for entry at all public sector institutions. Along with this, gathering of more than 200 people in public places, other programmes and movement of the public from 11 pm to 5 am will be strictly banned.”

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He said special attention should be paid to ensure everyone gets vaccinated to check the further spread of Covid-19. He asked the Health Department to complete all its preparations to deal with the rising Covid and Omicron cases. Night curfew in Haryana will remain in force till further orders.

With three residents each from Gurugram and Faridabad district of Haryana testing positive, Omicron variant of Covid 19 has finally made entry to Haryana.

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The country has so far reported 358 Omicron cases in 17 states and UTs while 114 persons had recovered from the new variant of Covid.

-PTC News 

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