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Haryana to set up 500 isolation beds in Gurugram

Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora on Monday gave directions to set up at least 100 isolation beds in all districts and over 500 isolation beds in Gurugram only to contain the spread of coronavirus.

She said the government's decision to close all cinema halls, schools except examination centres, gyms, swimming pools and night clubs should be strictly implemented till March 31.

Besides, attention should be paid to ban the gathering of more than 200 people in any social, political, cultural, educational, sports competition and family events in the state.

The state has issued guidelines to ensure the availability of medicines, masks, and sanitisers to the public at reasonable prices.

The government has set-up two helpline numbers — 8558893911 and 108 — where information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) suspects can be taken.

–IANS

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