More curbs in Haryana; schools, cinema halls shut amid Covid threat

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 02, 2022 12:18 pm -- Updated:January 02, 2022 12:30 pm

New Delhi: Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 and new variant Omicron, the Haryana Government has imposed restrictions in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat districts, which have the highest daily infection rates. The restrictions will remain in force from January 2 till January 12.

As per the Haryana Government's order, all cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes and entertainment parks shall remain closed in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat districts.

Sports complexes, stadia, swimming pools will also remain closed. However, only the training of sportspersons for the participation in events and for holding such events would be allowed. No spectators or visitors will be allowed at these events. Exhibitions also remain prohibited.

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Offices, government as well as private, except for emergency or essential services, have been advised to function with 50 per cent staff attendance. Malls and markets will be shut by 5 pm. Bars and restaurants are allowed to operate, but with 50 per cent seating capacity.

The Haryana Government said only fully vaccinated persons should be allowed in public places such as sabzi mandis, grain markets, parks, religious places, bars, restaurants, hotels, departmental stores, shops, shopping complexes, local markets, petrol and CNG stations, LPG gas cylinder collection centres, sugar mills, milk booths, yogshalas, gym, fitness centres, government offices, private and government sector banks. Public transport services such as buses and trains will also impose this.

Schools, colleges, polytechnics, ITIs, coaching institutions, libraries and training institutes (government and private), anganwadi centres and creches shall also remain closed in Haryana amid rising Covid-19 and Omicron cases.

In districts apart from the five high-risk or Group A districts, permission of the DCs concerned would be needed for gatherings of more than 100. Cinema halls (in malls and standalone), restaurants, bars, gyms, spas and club houses would have to keep their capacity to 50 per cent.

At funerals and weddings, gatherings cannot include more than 50 and 100 persons, respectively. Night movement restrictions are in place across the state from 11 pm to 5 am.

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