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Lockdown extended in Haryana till June 7

Beneficiaries wait to receive their Covid-19 vaccine doses, at a vaccination centre, Bhondsi, in Gurugram, Tuesday, May 25, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Haryana on Sunday extended the lockdown for the fourth straight week till June 7. The shops in the market places are now allowed to open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. according to odd-even formula.

Amid a sharp decline in the number of active cases and the positivity rate over the past one month, the government extended the lockdown or “Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana”, for another week till 5 a.m. on June 7.

The government last week allowed standalone shops and the shops in the market places to open with certain restrictions for the first time since the imposition of the lockdown on May 3. While standalone shops could open all through the day, the shops in market places were allowed to open from 7 a.m. to 12 noon.

It had first imposed a weekend lockdown in nine districts — Gurugram, Faridabad, Rohtak, Sonipat, Karnal, Panchkula, Hisar, Sirsa and Fatehabad — from 10 p.m. April 30 to 5 a.m. on May 3. The entire State was then brought under the lockdown for a week on May 3 and the restrictions are being extended on a weekly basis.


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