Haryana orders cinemas and multiplexes to close in 6 other neighborhoods until January 12: The Tribune India
Chandigarh, January 6
Amid the increase in Covid cases in Haryana, authorities have ordered movie theaters, multiplexes and sports complexes in six other districts to be closed until January 12, according to an official order.
The six districts are Karnal, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Rohtak and Jhajjar.
The restrictions were imposed on Gurugram, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat from January 2 to 12.
According to the latest order issued by the Haryana State Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday, the restrictions will apply in all 11 districts until 5 a.m. on January 12.
The cinemas, theaters and multiplexes would remain closed, specifies the order.
Shopping centers and markets will be allowed to open until 6 p.m. However, stores selling essential items like milk and medicine stores will be allowed to open at any time to allow them to serve the general public, he said.
Under restrictions imposed earlier in five districts, the closing time for shopping malls and markets was 5 p.m.
All sports complexes, swimming pools and stadiums would remain closed, except when used for the training of athletes for their participation in national and international sporting events, according to the ordinance.
All B2B theme parks and exhibitions are banned, he said.
Government and private offices except emergency / essential services have been asked to operate with 50% staff participation, he added.
The order said the other restrictions lifted under its Jan. 1 order and applicable until Jan. 12 would continue as before.
Haryana has witnessed a sharp increase in Covid cases over the past week.
The state reported 2,176 cases of Covid on Wednesday, up from 1,132 on Tuesday, according to official data.
Of the 2,176 cases reported on Wednesday, 1,178 were from Gurugram alone, the data showed.
Many other districts are also experiencing an increase in cases.
To control the spread of the viral infection, the state government has banned people eligible for vaccination but not fully vaccinated from entering malls, movie theaters, restaurants and grain markets, between other overcrowded places, from January 1.
A nighttime curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. is already in effect in the state. PTI