Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the Farmers protest have turned a couple of villages within the state into Covid-19 hotspots.
Khattar said that he had a month ago appealed to the Farmers protest leaders to postpone their protest amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I told them they might resume after things is in check . Now it’s emerged that these dharnas have made a couple of villages hotspots of Covid-19 as villagers travelled back and forth from the protest sites,” he said.
Khattar urged the farmers once more to call off their agitation which the “only goal, of all folks , should be to save lots of the lives of individuals within the time of this crisis. there’s nothing quite human life”.
On Thursday, 12,286 new cases were registered in Haryana, while 16,041 were cured in 24 hours. The death count stood at 163 people, taking the entire toll within the state to six ,238.
Haryana has imposed a lockdown till May 17 during a bid to curb the virus spread.
The CM has said Haryana’s rural areas witnessed several Covid-19 hotspots recently, adding that the health department officials were preparing to hold out door-to-door check-ups to contain the spread of infection.
He also said the government will provide an insurance of Rs 2 lakh if a have-not over the age of fifty dies thanks to the virus.
The premium of Beema Yojana are going to be deposited by the government in their accounts and from an equivalent account, the quantity of premium are going to be deducted, the CM added.
Farmers are protesting since November last year against the three farm laws gone by the central government. The three laws are — Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and therefore the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.