Haryana Extends Existing Restrictions Till January 19; Bans Gatherings And Rallies

by Sanjana Shenoy
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Amid a surge in COVID19 cases, the government released revised guidelines for home quarantine of mild and asymptomatic patients. According to the new guidelines, patients under home isolation can end isolation after seven days of testing positive and no fever for 3 successive days. The government said that there will be no need for recurring home quarantine tests for asymptomatic patients.

The Haryana Government Has Banned Public Gatherings

Amid Omicron surge, the Haryana government had mandated vaccination certificates for entry into restaurants, malls banks, offices, and other public places from January 1, 2022. According to Haryana Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Rajeev Arora, 60 percent of the state’s total population have received both the vaccination doses. Punab has also followed suit and announced that people who aren’t fully vaccinated will not be permitted in public places like markets, bars, theatres and banks from January 15. .

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, the Haryana government banned large gatherings. They also extended the existing restrictions till 5 am on January 19. The curbs include the closure of cinema halls and sports complexes to eight more districts.

Cases of new COVID-19 variant Omicron have been reported in several countries now. Nations, states and Union Territories have started tightening their safety measures all over again to combat the spread of the virus. In India, around 5 states and UTs have reported cases of Omicron so far, as reported by the health ministry on December 4. These are as follows:

  • Delhi
  • Rajasthan
  • Gujarat
  • Karnataka
  • Maharashtra

If you’re travelling inter-state now, ensure to check the updated guidelines ahead of your journey.

After Airports, Railways Too Tightens Travel Guidelines Amid Omicron Scare

In view of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Indian Railways is focusing on precautionary guidelines. Railways has notified in a statement that it is monitoring PSA plants, maintaining an adequate stock of oxygen cylinders, and assuring the availability of PPE kits and testing materials. Additionally, it is ensuring that steps are being taken to vaccinate every railway worker. Preparations are on for keeping ICU beds ready too. The Railways said, “Enough number of pediatric as well as COVID-19 beds in both ICU and non-ICU capacities should be maintained.”

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Meanwhile, it is mandatory for international travellers arriving from at-risk nations to undergo COVID-testing at the airports and leave the airports after the results arrive. Those testing negative will have to undergo quarantine. To know more about international air travel now, click here.

Also Read: Be Ready For Longer Wait At Delhi Airport Amid New Guidelines After Omicron Scare


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