COVID-19: Haryana extends lockdown till June 7, eases certain restrictions

The Haryana authorities on Sunday prolonged the coronavirus-induced lockdown within the state by one other week till June 7, easing restrictions on store timings which is able to now be allowed to remain open from 9 am to three pm on odd-even days.

The state authorities termed the lockdown “Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana (Epidemic Alert/Protected Haryana)”.

Addressing a digital press convention, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar mentioned regardless that the COVID-19 scenario has improved within the state, it has been determined to increase the “Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana” lockdown till 5 am on June 7 with some extra relaxations.

He mentioned retailers which have been earlier allowed to open as per odd-even foundation from 7 am to 12 pm will now be open from 9 am to three pm.

“We had obtained representations from market associations after which we determined to alter the timings. Nonetheless, the retailers will proceed to open as per teh odd-even system,” Khattar mentioned.

Malls will now be allowed to open from 10 am to six pm, topic to certain circumstances, he mentioned.

Variety of guests allowed inside a mall will rely on the scale of the construction, the chief minister added.

“For instance, in a 1,000 sq. ft mall, 40 folks will likely be allowed at a time, and if it has an space of two,000 sq. ft, the variety of folks allowed at a given time will likely be 80,” he mentioned.

These allowed entry can keep inside for a restricted period, and entry of others will likely be permitted primarily based on what number of are contained in the mall at a selected time, Khattar added.

“Mall operators should come out with a mechanism for this, they usually should take essential permission from deputy commissioners involved,” he mentioned.

Schools, industrial coaching institutes and faculties will stay closed till June 15 as already introduced, the chief minister mentioned.

The each day “corona curfew” timing within the state will proceed to be from 10 pm to five am, he added.

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