The Chief Minister of Haryana affirmed that there would be no lockdown on weekends in the state. Strict measures are placed to curtail COVID-19 cases.
The Directorate of Information, Public Relations, and Languages (DPR) also asserted that "criminal and punitive action" would be taken against those who spread misleading information.
The Haryana government revised its guidelines on April 16 due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the state. While strict controls would be in place, there would be no lockdown.
According to the Health Department of Haryana, as of April 16, Haryana recorded 6,277 positive cases in 24 hours with 33,817 active cases and resulting in the state toll rise to 3,42,077.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.