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All You Need To Know About Haryana’s Night Curfew

Night Curfew in Haryana
Night curfew in Haryana: Amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases, the government of Haryana has imposed a night curfew from April 12 across the state from 9 pm to 5 am. During the curfew, people have been discouraged from venturing out of their houses for any non-essential activities, or roam around on the road or any other public place.

In the last nine weeks, Haryana has recorded more than 21,000 active cases of coronavirus. The curfew orders have come into effect from 9 pm April 12 and will stay so until further notice.

Due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, it was necessary to take strict measures to contain the spread of the virus, said Sanjeev Kaushal, the Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue and Disaster Management.

The order says that during the night time, a lot of non-essential movements of people and vehicles was reported. Hence, the government decided to impose the night curfew in the state.

The only movements that are allowed in the night are of health, electricity, fire and media departments, officials maintaining law and order, municipal services including executive magistrates, people with emergencies and government machinery working for COVID-19 related duties, all on the production of an identity card.

People who have especially issued restricted movement curfew pass will also be exempted from the curfew. However, there no curbs made on any interstate or intra-state movements of essential or non-essential goods movements have been issued.

ATMs, hospitals and chemists shops will be in service round-the-clock. Pregnant women and patients in the need of medical services will also be exempted from the curfew. Passengers who are going to or returning from a bus station, railway station, or airport will also be exempted.

The government has also imposed a restriction on the gathering of people during the rising cases of Coronavirus. A maximum number of 200 people can gather indoors and 500 outdoor. No more than 50 people can gather for a funeral at a place.

Schools from standard one to eight have been closed till April 30 along with the Anganwadis and creches in the state.

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