Haryana authorities have ordered the closure of cinema halls, multiplexes and sports complexes in the wake of rising Kovid-19 cases. The official order came on January 1.
Haryana State Disaster Management Authority (HDMA) has ordered the closure of five districts in Gurugram, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat from January 2 to 12. The order was issued on the same day as the night curfew from 11pm to 5pm. am enacted in the state.
It should be noted that 577 new cases were reported in Haryana yesterday, January 2. PTI reported that 358 of them were from Gurugram. With these new cases, the total number in the state rose to 7,74,917. The death toll will remain at 10,064, the health ministry said in a statement.
In other districts, Faridabad and Panchkula reported 83 and 32 cases respectively. In Haryana, 63 cases of the new Omicron variant have been reported so far, of which 23 are active cases and the rest have been discharged.
The closure of movie theaters in major states has led to the postponement of two long-awaited events. One of them is RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) directed by SS Rajamouli with Alia Bhatt, South Indian actors Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr. The film, which has been postponed indefinitely, was earlier scheduled to release on January 7.
The second film to be postponed due to the increase in Kovid-19 cases was Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey. The movie starring Mrinal Thakur was also positive last week. The jersey was scheduled to be released on December 31, 2021.
(With inputs from PTI)