Chandigarh, May 10- Haryana Home Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that ‘Mahamari Alert (lockdown) in the state has been extended till May 17 for a Surakshit Haryana. Now, not more than 11 persons can attend any public or family event.
On extending the lockdown period, Sh. Vij said that ‘Mahamari Alert, Surakshit Haryana’ has been declared for one week. A few rules have been added to the guidelines imposed earlier during the first lockdown. Under this, there will be a ban on gathering of 11 persons at one place and only 11 persons will be allowed to attend wedding and funeral. Besides this, no procession and wedding baraat can be taken out.
The Home Minister said that COVID patients of BPL families are being given Rs 5,000 directly to their account during home isolation, as during lockdown these BPL families are not able to work and due to COVID these families will also be in home isolation. Thus, to ensure that these families do not face any financial problems it has been announced to give them Rs. 5,000.
Sh. Vij informed that Chandigarh Administrator, Sh. V.P. Badnore had expressed gratitude to the Haryana Government for giving 3 MT oxygen to Chandigarh PGI for which he said that the pandemic situation is to be fought together. He said that a large number of Delhi patients are undergoing treatment in the state of Haryana and every patient is being given treatment impartially. Also, the state has recruited doctors, nurses or other Corona warriors for treating patients. He said that they were doing good work and it should be brought to the notice of the society. He elaborated that the corona warriors also have families and are working very responsible at the moment.