Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said his government was not considering imposing curfews to deal with the rising Covid-19 cases.
Instead, Haryana will follow directions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and focus on testing, tracking and strict enforcement of Covi-19 health protocols, he said. In-person classes till grade 8, however, will remain suspended till further notice.
Khattar was in Gurugram to attend the eighth Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA).
Gurugram is in the midst of a surge in Covid-19 cases. On Friday, it reported 703 cases, taking its tally to 68193 . The active cases were 4,591 and the total death toll was 368. Haryana recorded 2,994 cases taking the tally to 310,504. It suffered 11 more deaths due to the disease, taking the death toll to 3,241.
Delhi, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar had ordered a night curfew between 10 pm and 5 am earlier this week. Their Covid-19 case rise had been sharp with record levels of new cases this year. With Gurugram also witnessing a rapid rise in the spread of Covid infections in the last month, there was strong apprehension among the residents that the state government could impose a similar curfew.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 10/04/2021