An Amended Inter-State Movement of Persons Rules Regulated in Haryana

Chandigarh, June 18- Haryana Government has decided to regulate the inter-state movement of persons who are coming to Haryana from other States for a stay of more than three days (72 Hours), based on health-related reasons due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in last few days.

          Giving more details about this, an official spokesman said that self-registration on portal  and downloading of the Aarogya Setu App is mandatory for all travelers entering Haryana for a stay of more than 3 days (72 hours).

          He said that the travelers have to share their complete details including Name, address, and mobile number (use of the same mobile number for multiple registrations not allowed except in the case of a family on this portal).

          Besides this, business visitors are required to give details including name, mobile, and address of persons in Haryana they intend to meet and date of return. Visitors might be visiting Haryana and staying as house guests with friends/ relatives etc. In such an eventuality it shall be mandatory for the persons hosting the visitors to register their details on the portal immediately, on the same day of their arrival, the spokesman said.

          He said that management of Hotels/Guesthouses/Corporate Guesthouses/ Government rest houses/Dharamshalas etc. shall register the details of visitors from outside Haryana staying with them on the portal immediately as soon as they check-in. Transit travelers will have to provide an address at which he/she intends to stay and indicate an entry check post in Haryana. Along with this, they have to share details, of his/her COVID History and family members, if any. After completing the registration formalities, he/she shall receive an ID number to be used by him/her as proof of registration as and when required.

          He said that the travelers will also have to share proof regarding the installation of the Aarogya Setu App on compatible mobile phones and regularly update their health status on the same.

          The spokesman said that health screening of all such travelers at border check-posts, railway stations, and bus stands would be done at the entry point of district/city or village, as the case may be, where the person intends to visit.

          He said that if any travelers are found symptomatic on arrival then He/She will report to the nearest health facility and will be assessed for clinical severity. On testing, if found positive, he/she will be shifted to home isolation/ COVID Care Centre/ dedicated COVID hospital (DCH)  depending upon the severity; and if negative, no further test/self-isolation required.

          He said that if any traveler is found asymptomatic on arrival then seven days of self-monitoring is to be observed. In case of development of any symptoms, the person concerned shall inform the district surveillance officer or the state/national call center/ helpline No. 1075 except Gurugram for which it is 1950. The testing, if they develop symptoms during self-monitoring and follow procedures specified for symptomatic COVID patients.

          The spokesman said that all persons visiting Haryana for 3 days for business/business-related activities and all those who have been commuting to Haryana due to their official duties or business activities on daily basis need not follow the procedure stated above unless they develop symptoms during this period.

          He said that it is the responsibility of the District Administration, Business Administration, Mayors, MCs, and of Sarpanches and Panches to intimate the police at telephone number 100 about the violations of these guidelines. Besides this, general public and resident welfare associations are advised to report any non-registration of any individual(s) in their neighborhood to the police at telephone number 100.

          He said that persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.

          He further informed that any person violating these guidelines/protocols will be liable to be prosecuted as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable.