Haryana extends lockdown for a week: Anil Vij

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Lockdown (Image: Pixabay)
Lockdown (Image: Pixabay)

Faridabad : The Haryana government has announced a week-long lockdown in the state starting from tomorrow. The announcement has been made by Home and health minister Anil Vij.

"From May 3, there will be a 7-day long lockdown in the entire state," Mr Vij tweeted.

The state reported 13,588 fresh infections yesterday, along with 125 deaths. This took the state's overall case load to 5,01,566 and 4,341 fatalities. The overall count crossed the five lakh-mark on Saturday.

On Friday, the government had announced a weekend lockdown in nine districts, including Faridabad and Gurugram, to stop spread of coronavirus in worst-hit areas.

The nine districts include Gurgaon, Faridabad, Panchkula, Sonipat, Rohtak, Karnal, Hisar, Sirsa, and Fatehabad.

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier asked authorities to take strict action against anyone found indulging in black marketing and hoarding of medical oxygen cylinders and other medical devices or antiviral injections used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Senior opposition leaders had alleged that the situation in the state was worse than that of Delhi, with no beds or oxygen available.