Gurgaon: With the rising cases of COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron, the Haryana government on Sunday announced that malls and markets in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat will be closed by 5 pm.
The state government has also announced that only those who are fully vaccinated, or have taken both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will be allowed to travel in public transport, enter hotels, restaurants, malls, grain markets, parks, religious places, bars, restaurants, hotels, departmental stores, ration shops, liquor and wine shops.
“In districts with high daily cases, Gurugram (Gurgaon), Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat, malls & markets to close by 5pm. Only fully vaccinated allowed to enter public transport, hotels, restaurants, malls, grain markets. Teams formed for enforcement of law,” Haryana Health Min Anil Vij said.
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People of the state, who have received just the first dose, shall not come under the above-mentioned restrictions for mandatory second dose.
Apart from these, cinema halls, multiplexes, theatres, sports complexes, stadia, swimming pools in all these districts have been ordered to remain shut.
Both government and private offices, except for emergency/essential services, have been ordered to operate with only 50 per cent work force.
Schools, colleges, polytechnics, ITIs have been ordered to remain shut. Also, the state government has asked all the owners and management of institutes and organisations to strictly adhere to no mask, no service rule.
Haryana on January 1, 2022 (Saturday), reported 552 cases of COVID-19. The state’s cumulative positivity rate stands at 5.30 per cent.
There are 1,907 active cases in Haryana at present. The state has so far reported 63 cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant of which 23 are still active and undergoing treatment.
first published:Jan. 2, 2022, 11:45 a.m.