Haryana govt. Extended Lockdown Till May 17 With Stricter Measures
The lockdown in Haryana has been extended till May 17 by the Haryana govt. With more strict restrictions amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Khattar led govt. said today.
“Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana announced from 10 May to 17 May strict measures will be taken to stop the spread of Corona in the state. Detailed order to be issued soon, “The home and health minister Anil Vij said today.
Earlier, a week-long complete lockdown in Haryana was imposed from May 3 till today to contain the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the country.
Vaccination centers, banks, and essential services were open during the last week’s lockdown.
A detailed order of the lockdown extension will be issued soon.
Haryana reported 13,548 new COVID cases today, taking the total case count to 6,15,897 while 12,639 recoveries reported and the active number of cases in the state stands 1,16,867.
The state recorded 151 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin.
Haryana is one of the top 10 states in India that account for 71.75 percent of the 4,03,738 new Corona cases registered across the country today.
The state has also been witnessing a surge in oxygen demand owing to the high number of cases. Mr. Vij on Friday suggested that management of all oxygen plants should be handed over to the military or paramilitary forces for their safety and smooth functioning.