Press Releases

05 April 2020

  • Chandigarh, April 5 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal urged the people across the State that wherever in the state the migrant workers are residing in rental accommodations, the landlords of that property will not demand rent for a period of one month and if any house/property owner will force labourers or students to vacate the property then a strict legal action would be initiated against him. Regarding the same, the Deputy Commissioners of all districts across the State were directed to take immediate action against the landlords who disobey the orders.
  • He said that the Union Ministry has issued an order in this regard to the State and Union Territory Governments, which are being followed by the Haryana Government.
  • The Chief Minister has also directed the concerned authorities to strictly implement these guidelines in the state so that the lockdown can be maintained and the chain of Novel Corona virus infection can be broken. Apart from this, he said that the State Government has also issued guidelines to the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Nodal Officers appointed to contain the spread of Covid-19 and taking various steps to reduce the outbreak of covid-19 and execute the instructions strictly.
  • As per the instructions issued by the Central Government, the Chief Minister also said that the State Government has ensured adequate arrangements of temporary shelters and availability of food etc to the poor and needy people including migrant labourers stranded due to lockdown measures in their respective areas. He said that the migrant people who have moved out to reach their home towns in other states, can take the nearest shelters arranged by the state government to stay quarantined for minimum period of 14 days after proper screening as per standard health protocols.
  • He said that the officers concerned have also been instructed to ensure that owners of all establishments be it industries, shops or commercial units disburse salary to their employees on the prescribed date without any deduction in their districts.
  • The State Government has also instructed the concerned officers of the districts to ensure these instructions in their respective districts.
  • He said that it has also been directed that in case of violation of any of the above measures, the State Government will take necessary action under Disaster Management Act. He said that the District Magistrates / Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police have issued instructions during lockdown and they will be repersonible for the effective implementation of the instructions.
  • He said that commercial and private institutions will remain closed during the lockdown, but shops related to food items like grocery, fruit and vegetable shops, milk produce shops, animal feed, fertilizers, seeds and pesticides etc. are allowed to be opened and the district administration has been instructed to allow such shopkeepers to also ensure home delivery at the doorstep of consumers so that the social distancing continues. During this period, the delivery of all essential items such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices through e-commerce will be exempted besides print and electronic media , banks, insurance offices, ATMs, banking operations, banking correspondence and cash management agencies. Apart from this, petrol pumps, LPG, storage outlets of gas agency etc. will be exempted.
  • The Chief Minister said that during the period of lockdown, farmers should not face any problem, for this, the workers and farm work have been approved while maintaining social distancing. In addition, exemption have been given for private security services, call centers for government activities only, custom hiring centers related to farm machinery, agricultural machinery shops, its spare parts (including its supply chain) to remain open. Shops will also be open for repairing trucks on highways, especially fuel pumps.
  • Similarly, industrial establishments will remain closed during the lockdown period but manufacturing units of essential commodities including medicine, medical devices, their raw materials and intermediates manufacturing units, which have the necessary permission from the state government and which are in constant need, will be opened. Packaging manufacturing units for foods, medicines, and medical equipment, including manufacturing and packaging units of fertilizers, pesticides and seeds, are allowed to remain opened.
  • He informed that all transport services will remain suspended during the lockdown period, but transport services will remain operational only for essential goods. Cross-border movement for export of petroleum products and essential commodities for LPG, food production, medical supplies, joint harvesting such as inter-state movement related to harvesting and sowing has been permitted.
  • Services related to hospitality have been discontinued during this period, but tourists and individuals stranded due to emergencies due to which the hotels, home stays, lodges, and motels will remain open, besides this medical and emergency staff can also use them.
  • Apart from this, all teaching, training, research, coaching institutes etc. will remain closed. All places of worship will be closed and no religious event will be allowed without any permission. All social political / sports / entertainment academic / cultural religious functions / ceremonies will be restricted.
  • Similarly, organizations / employers have been instructed to ensure precautions against Covid-19 virus, as well as social distance measures are being advised from time to time by the Department of Health. Any person violating these preventive measures shall be liable for action as per the provisions of Sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Section 188 of the IPC.
  • Chandigarh, April 5 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, said that school students from Class 1 to Class 8 will be promoted to the next class without examination as the schools are closed due to COVID-19. He also urged the people of the state that there are a few festivals next week and people should celebrate them while staying at home maintaining social distancing.
  • The Chief Minister, while addressing the people of the state through live telecast said that the examination of Science subject for Class 10 has not been conducted and the result of the students will be declared on the basis of the examination conducted. However, the students who will opt for Science subject their test will be taken when suitable. He further said that the result of the students of Class 9 is ready and will be declared next week. He said that the examination of the Mathematics subject of Class 11 was not conducted. Thus, the students of Class11 will be promoted to Class 12 and the examination of Maths subject will be conducted later. He said the decision regarding the promotion of Class 12 students has not been taken as yet.
  • He appealed to the people of the state to maintain social distancing and said that the upcoming week has festivals that should be celebrated by the people while staying at home. He said that nest week festivals like on April 6 it is Mahavir Jayanti we should not meet during this time. Similarly, the festival of shab-e-barat and Hanuman Jayanti falls on April 8and Good Friday is a yearly festival which falls on April 10, Easter Sunday on April 12 we should not get together during this time. The next day, on April 13 it is the festival of Baisakhi and on April 14 Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated. We should maintain social distancing during these festivals. He said that melas are organized during Baisakhi and we should avoid going out anywhere during this time.
  • The Chief Minister said that today he wanted to make an appeal to the people of the state as well. He said those who have been tested positive for the Corona Virus have to get admitted to the hospital in quarantine. These people have to practice self-control and follow the instructions of the doctor. He said that there are chances of spread of the virus due to the congregation of Tabligi Jamaat recently. Those who attended it are being tested and I request those who had recently met these people should get themselves tested to prevent its spread further.
  • The Chief Minister further said that the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra had urged the people to turn off the lights of our houses from 9.00 pm to 9.09 pm. And we should light our house from diyas, torches, mobile lights and through this light, we have to feel that we together as people of the country are united and motivated. He said the spread of COVID-19 has led to a war-like situation in the world and we have to unite together in it and remember the mantra of social distancing. We had also practiced Janta Curfew which was meant to motivate people and had applauded people like, doctors, paramedics, police personnel, sanitation workers, working for us during the crisis situation. This is not for the first time people are being motivated in this manner. During independence, people were motivated by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi like the Salt March, using Indian made clothes initiated by him. He said the Corona Virus will be defeated by the united efforts of the state and will move away from India.