COVID-19: Haryana announces 7-day lockdown

The Haryana Government on Sunday declared a seven-day lockdown from May 3 to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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The Haryana Government on Sunday declared a seven-day lockdown from May 3 to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Home and Health Minister Anil Vij announced the decision to impose “complete lockdown” on Twitter today.

Earlier on Friday, the Haryana Government had ordered weekend lockdown in nine districts of the state, including Panchkula, Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat, Rohtak, Karnal, Hisar, Sirsa and Fatehabad. The lockdown came into force from 10 pm on Friday (April 30) and was slated to end at 5 am on Monday (May 3).

The residents must stay indoors during the lockdown period. No person shall leave their homes or shall move on foot or by vehicle or travel or stand or roam around on any road or public places during the above said hours, the order had said.

Any person violating the norms will face legal action under various provisions of the Act and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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