The Haryana government has instructed has instructed all shops to be closed from 6 pm on Friday. State Health Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said that all non-essential gatherings are banned, for any kind of function, the person has to take permission from the concerned sub divisional magistrate.
"All shops will remain closed from 6 pm onward in Haryana from tomorrow, all non-essential gatherings are banned, anybody holding any function within prescribed limit will have to seek permission from concerned SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate)," Vij said in a tweet.
The state government had recently capped the number of attendees in indoor events to 50 and that for open spaces to 200.
On April 21, Haryana recorded 9,623 new COVID-19 infections and 45 deaths, the state's highest single-day spike in both cases and fatalities so far.