Haryana Lockdown News Today 2021: Total lockdown in the state from TODAY as COVID-19 cases rise- check guidelines and all other details here
A full lockdown has been declared in the state of Haryana for seven days starting from today, May 3, 2021.
Haryana Lockdown News Today 2021: Last year when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the central government announced a total lockdown across the country. As the situation seemed to have normalised, the lockdown was lifted in a phased manner. However, second wave has seen massive spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country and it has again compelled the state governments to impose stringent measures to control the spread of the pandemic. Several states have already imposed lockdowns or curfews. The latest addition in this list is Haryana.
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As per a report by dnaindia.com, a full lockdown has been declared in the state of Haryana for seven days starting from today, May 3, 2021. Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted about this decision of the state government. He tweeted, "Due to the rise of the COVID-19 cases in the state, a complete lockdown will be imposed across the state of Haryana for seven days."
3 मई दिन सोमवार से 7 दिन के लिए सारे हरियाणा में पूर्ण लॉक डाउन घोषित ।
— ANIL VIJ MINISTER HARYANA (@anilvijminister) May 2, 2021
Last week, the Haryana government decided to impose Section 144 throughout the state to curb the spread of coronavirus. Last week, on Friday, the government had imposed a weekend lockdown in nine districts - Gurgaon, Faridabad, Panchkula, Sonipat, Rohtak, Karnal, Hisar, Sirsa, and Fatehabad from 10 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday.
The decision to impose total lockdown in the state is being announced when the state witnessed 125 COVID-19 related deaths in a single day.
Last week, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued fresh guidelines to all the states and UTs asking them to strictly implement containment measures across districts with a high number of COVID-19 cases to check the spread of the viral disease. However, the order has not mentioned imposition of any nation-wide lockdown.
Speaking about the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued last week certain guidelines to combat COVID-19 and these guidelines will remain effective till May 31, 2021. In its circular, the MHA stated that steps have to be undertaken for providing the infrastructure to manage the present and projected COVID-19 cases and in order to do so "necessary action initiated to ensure sufficient oxygen-supported beds, ICU beds, ventilators, ambulances including creation of makeshift hospitals, as needed." Incidentally, there has been reportings of shortage of oxygen and hospitals beds in many places of the country like Delhi.
The circular also clarified the fact that the decision whether to go for a large containment zone has to be evidence-based and to be done at state/UT level after proper analysis. It also has to be noted that the directives issued by the ministry will be effective till May 31, 2021.
Coming back to Haryana, the Gurugram district of Haryana is in an alarming state. Earlier, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that he will directly monitor COVID-19 management measures, health infrastructure and availability of medicines in Gurugram. Other ministers of the state have also been assigned different districts of the state.
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