People in Haryana who are not fully vaccinated won’t be allowed to enter public areas like malls, restaurants, banks and offices starting January 1. During the winter session of the Haryana assembly, state Health Minister Anil Vij said this measure will strengthen the long fight against COVID-19 amid the new worry over Omicron, a highly transmissible variant of concern. India has reported over 210 cases of Omicron infections.
From January 1, 2022, people who have not got the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine will not be allowed in congested areas like restaurants, malls, banks, offices, Mr Vij said in the state assembly in response to a question on COVID-19.
The minister said Haryana is working to make itself self-reliant on medical oxygen supply. A sudden jump in demand for medical oxygen during the second wave earlier this year had led to shortage across the country.