Lockdown to be extended, Haryana to have 3 zones: CM

State’s Covid case count reaches 17; three deaths so far

Lockdown to be extended, Haryana to have 3 zones: CM

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 11

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced that lockdown is likely to be extended by two weeks after April 14.

He said that the state will be divided into three zones -- Red, Orange and Green. The red zone would comprise hot spots like Nuh, Gurugram, Palwal and Faridabad.

The orange zone would have districts which have lesser cases or one or two positive patients.

The green zone will comprise districts and blocks which have no case. At present, Kurukshetra, Rewari, Mahendragarh and Jhajjar have no case.

The three zones will have different set of rules with more strictness on movement in red zone.

Nuh leads among all districts with 44 Covid positive cases followed by 32 in Gurugram and 29 each in Palwal and Faridabad.

“We are developing the protocol,” said Khattar, in an address to people today.

Regarding MSMEs, he said those industries with lesser workforce could be allowed to function but they have to maintain social distancing. He urged the builders to follow the social distancing norm too. He promised that there would be free movement of raw material and finished goods.

He advocated for using masks whenever people go out.

At present, 250 mobile dispensaries are working. The CM announced to enhance it to 500.   

He said in future the number of hours for availability of essential items will be enhanced to avoid rush of people in markets.

As harvesting season is approaching, he said the state was facing labour shortage. “We are trying to engage MNREGA workers and about 15,000 migrants, who are staying in state’s shelter homes,” he said.

The state’s Covid count reached 177 today. Three people died so far.   

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