Coronavirus: Haryana govt announces prohibitory orders in state by invoking Section 144 (Photo Credit: Twitter/@mlkhattar)
The Haryana government on Friday announced prohibitory orders imposing section 144 in the state in view of coronavirus outbreak. Earlier, in its slew of measures against coronavirus outbreak, ML Khattar government in Haryana ordered shutting down of cinema halls, gyms, clubs, night clubs and all schools till March 31 as a precautionary measure.
The advisory issued by the Haryana government reads, “So as to prevent and contain the spread of nCOVID 19 in Haryana all District Magistrates/Police Commissioners in the state are advised to invoke section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, in their respective Districts/ jurisdiction restricting the assembly of five or more than five people in public places."
Police Commissioners in the state are advised to invoke section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Haryana Government)
The Haryana government has already ordered the closure of government and private schools in the state till March 31 and it has also asked all teaching and non-teaching staff to work from home. According to an official, the teaching and non-teaching staff will work from home until further orders.
According to latest updates, the total number of positive cases of coronavirus in India has gone up to 223 which include 32 foreigners. Moreover, India has reported 4 deaths so far one 1 each in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra due to coronavirus, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Moreover, the number of confirmed has risen to 17 in Haryana.
(With PTI inputs)