Haryana allows conduct of entrance exams as Covid cases fall

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Haryana allows conduct of entrance exams as Covid cases fall

Haryana allows conduct of entrance exams as Covid cases fall

With a fall in new Covid cases and positivity rate, the Haryana government on Saturday allowed the conduct of entrance of exams in the state and further allowed relaxation in timings of restaurants.

As per an order dated July 24 of Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan, the universities, institutes, government departments, and recruitment agencies could hold entrance or recruitment examinations while adhering to Covid guidelines.

The restaurants with 50 per cent capacity can operate in malls from 10 am to 11 pm while the standalone ones could function from 8 am to 11 pm. They have to function while following social distancing norms, regular sanitisation, and Covid appropriate behavioural norms.

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These timings shall not apply to restaurants in hotels.

In the previous order dated July 18, all restaurants and bars, including those in hotels and malls, were allowed to operate from 10 am to 11 pm with 50 per cent seating capacity.

However, home delivery from hotels, restaurants, and fast food joints is continued to be permitted up to 11 pm.

There is no change in the operation of shops, malls, bars, and gyms. All shops can continue to function from 9 am to 8 pm while malls could remain open from 10 am to 8 pm. The bars including those in hotels and malls are allowed from 10 am to 11 pm with 50 per cent capacity. The gyms can function from 6 am to 9 pm.

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Haryana allows conduct of entrance exams as Covid cases fall

Meanwhile, the ‘Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana’ (lockdown) has been extended for one more week, from 5 am of July 26 to 5 am of August 2.

The night curfew will continue to be imposed from 11 pm to 5 am on all days of the week in the state as earlier.

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