Cinema halls, gyms shut in Gurugram to deal with coronavirus threat
Cinema halls, gyms shut in Gurugram to deal with coronavirus threat
Akanksha Gupta
Cinema halls, gyms shut in Gurugram to deal with coronavirus threat
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Cinema halls, gyms shut in Gurugram to deal with coronavirus threat

Gurugram: The Haryana government on Sunday issued an order to close all cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, theatres and night club till March 31 in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

Apart from this, the government has also banned gathering of more than 200 people in any function including social, political, cultural, educational, sports and family event till March 31.

In a series of tweets on Sunday evening, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted, "Cinema halls, schools (excluding examination), gyms, swimming, night clubs will remain closed till 31 March. Apart from this, gathering of more than 200 people in social, political, cultural, educational, sports competition, and family events has been banned."

CM Khattar along with state Health Minister Anil Vij held a meeting in Chandigarh on Sunday to review the preparedness of the health department to check the spread of COVID-19.

"In view of the coronavirus, the decision has been taken after a meeting with the officials of the health department in Chandigarh today. Along with this, instructions have been given to prepare at least 100 isolation beds in all the district and more than 100 isolation beds in the bordering district with Delhi and other big cities," his tweet read.

Earlier, the state government had closed schools, colleges and universities in the Gurugram district till March 31 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

At present, 2,876 persons are under observation in the state, of which 2,844 with a history of visiting corona-affected countries are asymptomatic.

Till date, 57 samples have been sent for test, of which 49 have been found negative for COVID-19, while the result of eight is awaited.

In the Gurugram district, 1,237 suspected cases with travel history from China are under observation and 1231 asymptomatic persons are under home isolation. So far, six persons with symptoms of the virus are hospitalised whereas four have been discharged. Till date, 16 samples have been sent out, of which 11are found negative for n-COV and result of five is awaited.