Haryana Well being and Household Welfare Minister Anil Vij on Monday stated that in view of the growing circumstances of Covid, face masks have been made necessary in 4 districts – Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar – of Haryana adjoining NCR. Individuals not carrying a face masks in public locations shall be penalised, he stated.
Vij stated that out of 238 circumstances of Covid reported within the state on Monday, 198 are from Gurgaon and 22 circumstances are from Faridabad, whereas greater than half of the districts in Haryana had reported zero circumstances.
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He added that he had despatched a workforce to Gurgaon to seek out out causes for a spike in circumstances within the district. “The report is but to come back. Completely different groups have been fashioned to determine the areas and clusters from the place circumstances are being reported. Samples have been despatched to Rohtak for genome sequencing to determine the variant of Covid among the many new circumstances. At current, as a precaution, it has been made necessary to put on face masks in 4 districts – Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar – adjoining Delhi,” he stated.
“We’re absolutely ready and enough preparations are being made when it comes to manpower, tools, hospital beds and oxygen. Individuals must be vigilant and put on masks and use hand sanitisers and preserve social distancing,” he added.
Earlier this month, on April 2, the state authorities had issued an order stating that carrying face masks in public locations and workplaces was not necessary and had eliminated fines for not carrying masks.
On April 15, the extra chief secretary (ACS) well being, Haryana, Rajeev Arora, had held a evaluation assembly with officers of the district well being division and district administration. The ACS had directed officers to ramp up testing to over 3,000-3,500 per day and improve protection of vaccination for youngsters within the age group of 12-14 and people awaiting booster doses.
Gurgaon on Monday reported 198 circumstances, taking the energetic circumstances within the district to 781. 5 folks have been hospitalised, whereas 776 are in dwelling isolation, in line with information from district well being bulletin.