Haryana extends Covid curbs till Sept 6; emphasises on ‘no mask, no service’ rule

The new order issued by chief secretary Vijai Vardhan urged the various service providers to follow ‘no mask-no service’ rule.

The Manohar Lal Khattar government, Sunday, extended the Covid-19 restrictions in the state for another fortnight. The ‘Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana’ will now continue to remain imposed till 5 am on September 6.

The new order issued by chief secretary Vijai Vardhan urged the various service providers to follow ‘no mask-no service’ rule.

“People with face cover/mask only will be allowed to board public/private transport and enter any other government and private establishment for availing any services/ goods”, the order stated.

The latest guidelines for the next fortnight include:

All the other relaxations that are already in place will continue as such till September 6.

“There will be continuous focus on the five-fold strategy for effective management of Covid-19 – Test-Trace-Track-Vaccination and adherence of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. The Deputy Commissioners of the concerned districts are hereby directed/ authorised to implement the above-mentioned relaxations strictly,” the order further said.

It also permitted Deputy Commissioners to invoke the provisions of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for the enforcement of social distancing measures, if needed. Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable, it added.

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