Vij rules out night curfew in Haryana; announces steps to check Covid spread

Says state will not impose restrictions, but spread awareness

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, November 24

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has ruled out the imposition of lockdown or night curfew in the state in view of the surge in Covid cases.

Vij said the state would not impose restrictions, but spread awareness to make people understand that they would have to learn to live with the virus by strictly adhering to safety protocol. Besides, he said, they would challan those violating the Covid norms.

Meanwhile, the Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to keep all schools and colleges closed till December 31 and clamped a night curfew in four districts as the state fights a spurt in coronavirus cases.

The night curfew will be in place from Tuesday to December 15 in Shimla, Mandi, Kangra and Kullu districts from 8 pm to 6 am.

Till December 31, only 50 per cent of Class III and IV employees on the rolls will attend government offices each day.

Gatherings at social, cultural and political events will be capped at 200 people and those who don't wear masks in public will cough up a fine of Rs 1,000.

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