The Haryana government has imposed a night curfew in the state in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases being reported daily, with the number of active coronavirus cases doubling in the past 11 days.
Starting April 12, 2021, a night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am will be imposed in Haryana. The curfew will stay in place until further orders.
No person will be allowed to move on foot or by vehicle during this period or roam around in public places during the said hours.
However, the Haryana government has clarified that frontline workers such as policemen, emergency service personnel, military, CAPF personnel in uniform, executive magistrates, etc., will be exempt from following the night curfew (upon producing identity card).
Those associated with the media industry, health sector, electricity or fire department have also been allowed to step out during the night curfew to discharge their duties.
Pregnant women and people with medical conditions will also be allowed to travel to and from hospitals and medical centres.
Passengers going to or returning from airport or railway stations have also been exempted from abiding by night curfew rules.
Those wishing to travel during the night curfew hours will have to seek permission and obtain a curfew pass.
The Haryana government has not banned the movement of inter-state and intra-state transport and hospitals, chemists, and ATMS will remain open from 9 pm to 5 am.
Haryana is among the 16 states that have registered a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. On April 11, 16 people died of COVID-19 in Haryana, taking the death toll to 3,268. At the same time, as many as 3,440 fresh coronavirus cases were added, pushing the state’s infection tally to 3,16,881.