Ambala police punished the people who were found violating the government orders of Covid-19 lockdown and were asked to do sit-ups on the roads on Tuesday, May 4.
Police said the violators were asked to leave after they performed enough sit-ups with a warning.
On Sunday, due to the spike of coronavirus cases in the state, the Haryana Government announced a week-long lockdown in the whole state starting from Monday.
Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij informed about the lockdown through Twitter and his tweet read, "From May 3, there will be a 7-day long lockdown in the entire state, this lockdown will help to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19 infection."
Before this week-long lockdown, a weekend curfew was imposed in the nine districts of the state from 10 pm (Friday) to 5 am (Monday). These nine districts were - Gurugram, Faridabad, Panchkula, Sonipat, Rohtak, Karnal, Hisar, Sirsa, and Fatehabad.
Haryana Chief Minister, M. L. Khattar said that people should not panic and everyone must follow the COVID-19 related guidelines. He also appealed to all not to create an atmosphere of fear and urged people to play a positive role in the fight against the coronavirus.
As per the data released by Union and Health Ministry, Haryana currently has 1,04,722 active Covid-19 cases.