Chandigarh, January 27: In view of the coronavirus situation in the state, the Haryana government on Wednesday announced the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions in the state till February 10.
"The Covid-19 guidelines released through government orders on January 5, 10, 13, and 18 have been extended till February 10", stated the Haryana State Disaster Management Authority (HSDMA) order regarding Covid restrictions dated January 26.
According to the new order, the government has allowed malls and markets to remain open till 7 pm, as against 6 pm earlier.
Continuing with the previous HSDMA order, cinema halls, theatres multiplexes would remain closed along with all sports complexes, swimming pools, and gyms.
Meanwhile, as per Wednesday's bulletin, Haryana logged 6351 Covid-19 cases taking the total active cases to 39565.
The Haryana government has decided to reopen schools for classes 10-12 on February 1. Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal had on Tuesday tweeted, "The Haryana government has decided to reopen schools for Classes 10-12 from February 1." However, on the contrary, Pal had on Monday said that there is no plan to reopen schools in the state.
Pal had also said, "No decision over reopening of schools. Though we were planning to open schools at 33 percent capacity on different days..., but no decision yet. As the coronavirus cases decline in Haryana, we can think over it (reopening schools)."