Haryana announces night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am to check rising COVID-19 cases

Haryana on Monday announced a night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am as the state battles a huge rise in coronavirus cases along with rest of the country.

Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday announcing the move told the media: “Night curfew between 9 pm and 5 am will be imposed from tonight and will remain in force till further orders.”

He said the decision has been taken in the wake of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state recently.

“The situation will be assessed after a few days after which a decision on continuation of night curfew will be taken,” Mr Vij said.

However, there shall be no curbs on movement of goods, he said. Emergency and municipal services, people tasked with law and services, police, military and paramilitary personnel have been exempted from the curfew, according to the order.

All vehicle and persons travelling through the state shall be allowed to pass, but only after verification of point of origin and destination, the order added.

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