Haryana coronavirus cases rise to 39, with 18 cured - fresh cases reported from Hisar, Sirsa and Faridabad
- Haryana has 39 coronavirus positive cases, including 14 foreigners in the state who were tested positive.
- The Haryana government has appointed 447 doctors and created a revolving fund of ₹100 crore for each crucial departments to battle the coronavirus.
- Haryana had earlier announced that all schools will be shut.
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On Tuesday, fresh cases were reported from Hisar, Sirsa and Faridabad, officials told PTI.
The Haryana government has announced that violators of the lockdown will be kept in the state's indoor stadiums.
On Saturday, another person tested positive in Faridabad taking the total count to 22.
Haryana's residents can now apply for a lockdown pass online to facilitate movement. They can apply at https://saralharyana.gov.in.
After facing a lot of flak from the media, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that liquor shops in the state would be shut until April 14.
With the shortage of labour and transportation owing to the lockdown in the country, IANS reported that harvesting wheat crop has turned into herculean task for farmers in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana.
Meanwhile, Khattar announced an increased ex gratia to state employees involved in the battle to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Now doctors will be entitled to Rs 50 lakh, nurses Rs 30 lakh and other employees, government or contractual, Rs 20 lakh. Earlier, the ex gratia amount was Rs 10 lakh.
The Haryana government has appointed 447 doctors and created a revolving fund of ₹100 crore for each crucial departments to battle the coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. It was decided that testing facilities at four private laboratories would begin and 50 per cent of their capacity would be reserved for the government to use.
The cost of tests referred by the state Health Department to these facilities would be borne by the state.
Haryana has extended its lockdown to the entire state. The state government is also regularly updating reports from 133 other patients who are in hospitals.
In India, the number of Coronavirus cases has shot up to 1,385, with 102 cured and 32 dead.
On Sunday (March 22), Haryana imposed a lockdown in seven districts – Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, Painpat, Jhajjar, Rothak and Panchkula till March 31. However, now the entire country is on a lockdown for 21 days until April 15.
During the lockdown, no public transport will ply on the roads, all offices and malls will be closed. Only essential services will be available.
Section 144 was imposed in the state to tackle the spread. Haryana had earlier announced that all schools will be shut.
A health ministry spokesperson told IANS that Haryana has two international airports in vicinity in New Delhi and Chandigarh and there are more than 6,600 people under surveillance in the state.
But the government has also decided to spread a little bit of cheer. The Haryana government announced a cash reward for sharing inspirational tales. Named COVID Sangharsh Senani, a teenager, youth or a senior citizen could share his or her fight against the virus through an inspirational poem, song, storey, saga, message or a speech.
A government spokesperson told IANS on Wednesday that the participant would upload the audio video on the portal haryana.mygov.in
With inputs from IANS
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