Chandigarh:  Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Monday said the current Covid-19 pandemic positivity rate in the state was around nine per cent, and no relaxation cannot be granted to the people till it fell below five per cent.

Vij said shopkeepers were given permission to open shops as per odd-even formula under which they will now be able to open their shops between 7 a.m. and 12 noon.

He said there was a complete lockdown in Uttar Pradesh and other nearby states, including Delhi, but the Haryana government has given some relaxation on the appeal of the people.

The minister expressed concern over the surging cases of black fungus in the state and said the shortage of injections was being overcome.

“We had received 550 vials two days back and previously we had arranged 600 vials. Hopefully soon, enough injections will be available.”

He said the support of the Opposition parties to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s protest was a clear reflection of their “negative politics”.

“Keeping in view the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Opposition parties should motivate the farmers for vaccination, ” added Vij.

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