Haryana announces weekend lockdown — all shops and offices to remain shut on Saturday and Sunday
- Haryana’s Health Minister, Anil Vij, announced a state-wide weekend lockdown on Twitter.
- According to him, all offices and shops — except those serving essential items — will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.
- Haryana’s announcement comes on the heels on Punjab announcing it will be imposing a night curfew.
All offices and shops except essential will remain closed in Haryana on every Saturday and Sunday due to #COVID__19— ANIL VIJ MINISTER HARYANA (@anilvijminister) 1598011949000
He did not disclose how long the lockdown will last. However, the development comes on the heels of Punjab announcing the return of its night curfew from 7:00 pm to 5:00 pm all week round.
Yesterday, on August 20, Haryana recorded its highest single-day spike of 996 new COVID-19 cases. Haryana’s total tally of coronavirus patients stands at 50,926 with 578 dead till now.
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