Chandigarh, June 1- Haryana , Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that permission to open all the shops from 9 am to 7 pm in the state has been given while adhering to social distancing norms.

Mr. Vij said the odd-even or left-right formula will not be followed; instead the administration will issue instructions to maintain social distancing norms in congested markets after assessing local conditions. He said that in accordance with the instructions of the Central Government, a curfew would be imposed from 9.00 pm to 5.00 am and no activity will be allowed during this time.

The Home Minister said that standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding opening of salons, weddings, etc will be issued soon in the state. He said that guidelines will soon be issued regarding the opening of religious places. Apart from this, home deliveries for restaurants, dhabas etc. will be permitted but the delivery should be done before 9 pm, thereafter no deliveries will be permitted. Alongwith this, Health Department teams have been deputed at the railway stations so that all the passengers commuting by train can be examined.Mr. Vij said that the state government has made arrangements for the treatment of 12,000 corona patients in government hospitals and instructions have been given to ensure availability of N-95 masks and PPE kits. The State government has made appropriate arrangements for the treatment of corona patients in government hospitals at the state’s expense. Even then, if a corona-infected patient wants to get treatment at private hospital, then they will have to bear their own expenses.