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Corona curbs in Haryana extended till July 5, with more relaxations

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Chandigarh, June 27 (MNN) The Haryana government announced on Sunday that the curbs imposed across the state in the wake of second wave of coronavirus pandemic — slated to end on Monday morning — had been extended by a week till July 5, 2021.

With COVID- 19 positivity rate and new COVID- 19 positive cases declining in the state, preventive and precautionary measures under ‘Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana’ to contain the pandemic are hereby extended in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 22(2)(h) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 till 5 am on July 5, Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan, Chairperson, State Executive Committee of Haryana State Disaster Management Authority, said.

The guidelines to be implemented during this period, issued earlier and modified subsequently, are also extended.

University campuses are allowed to reopen for research scholars, as also practical classes in laboratories and remedial classes/doubt classes by adopting requisite social distance norms, regular sanitisation and C0VID-19 appropriate behavioural norms.

All shops would remain open from 9 am to 8 pm, with malls opening from 10 am to 8 pm. Restaurants and bars (including in hotels and in malls) would also be allowed to open from 10 am to 10 pm, subject to 50 per cent capacity and observance of Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Gatherings at weddings and funerals/cremations and religious places are also allowed with up to 50 attendees, subject to strict observance of appropriate norms.
However, weddings can take place at places other than homes and courts. No movement of ‘baraats’ will be allowed.

In open spaces, gatherings will be also be allowed with ceiling of 50 attendees.
Club houses/ restaurants/ bars of the golf courses would also be allowed to open with 50 per cent seating capacity from 10 am to 10 pm.

Members/visitors shall be allowed to play golf by the managements in a staggered manner so as to avoid overcrowding.

Gyms are allowed to open from 6 am to 8 pm with 50 per cent capacity. All production units, establishments, industries and private offices will be allowed to function, subject to heathcare protocols.

Spots complexes and stadia would reopen for sports activities, including outdoor sports activities, except contact sports (spectators will not be allowed).

Sports authorities shall ensure adherence to requisite social distancing norms, regular sanitisation of the premises and appropriate behavioural norms. Swimming pools and spas shall however remain closed.

The Deputy Commissioners will work out the modalities of implementing the above- mentioned relaxations strictly.

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