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Haryana under 7-day complete lockdown from tomorrow to arrest COVID-19 spread

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Haryana under 7-day complete lockdown from tomorrow to arrest COVID spread.

Amid the rising cases of coronavirus in the state, Haryana Health minister Anil Vij on Sunday said that complete lockdown will be imposed in the state for 7 days from May 3.

Health minister Anil Vij tweeted the information today afternoon, “Complete lockdown to be imposed in Haryana for 7 days from May 3.”

Haryana on Saturday registered its biggest single-day jump of 125 deaths due to COVID-19, raising the toll to 4,341, while 13,588 fresh cases pushed the infection count to 5,01,566.

On April 30, Haryana had recorded 98 fatalities and the previous highest single-day surge in cases so far with 13,947 infections was on April 28.

The number of active cases crossed the one-lakh mark for the first time on Saturday.

The state now has 1,02,516 active COVID-19 cases and the hardest-hit Gurugram and Faridabad account for 50 per cent of them.

According to the health department daily bulletin, Gurugram district again saw a huge surge in cases with 4,099 infections.

Gurugram district now has 38,560 active cases while another worst-hit district Faridabad has 12,196 active infections.

Seventeen of the new fatalities linked to the virus were from Hisar; 12 each from Gurugram, Panipat and Panchkula districts; nine from Ambala; eight from Bhiwani, while Jind, Kaithal, Jhajjar, Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Rohtak reported four fatalities each.

Other districts that reported a big spike in cases include Faridabad (1,751), Hisar (897), Sonipat (920), Karnal (740), Panipat (549) and Mahendragarh (526).

So far, 3,94,709 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Haryana and the state has a recovery rate of 78.70 per cent, the bulletin said.


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