The Haryana government has withdrawn an order shutting markets in noncontainment zones of urban areas in the state on Mondays and Tuesdays. The state government has reversed the order, which was only issued Friday, after the centre revealed guidelines for “Unlock 4.0”.
Under the new guidelines, state governments have been directed not to impose localised lockdowns outside containment zones without prior consultation with Centre.
“Under Unlock 4.0 the central government has said that the state government shall not impose any local lockdown (outside containment zones). So, Haryana government has withdrawn the order issued 29 August to keep markets closed on Monday and Tuesday,” state Home Minister Anil Vij tweeted. ‘Unlock4’ guidelines, which will be in effect till Sept 30, include re-opening of metro services and allowing social, political, academic, sports, religious and other functions with a maximum of 100 people attending.