Haryana News: As the country is entering into the ‘unlock 1’ phase, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Saturday announced that shopping malls across the state will remain operational across the state except in Faridabad and Gurugram. On opening of the restaurants, he said that they will function with 50 per cent capacity. Also Read - Pasteurising Breast Milk Inactivates COVID-19 Virus

Further, all places of worship can reopen from June 8 in the state, but no religious gathering will be allowed. All social-distancing norms will be made mandatory, Dushyant Chautala asserted. Also Read - US Joins India in Clinical Trials For Ayurveda Formulations Against COVID-19

Two days so, the Haryana government said that it will reopen the schools next month — but in a phased manner. Education minister Kanwar Pal said that the state government will take feedback from stakeholders, including parents, teachers and experts, on whether to conduct classes in two shifts to maintain social distancing. Also Read - Coronavirus: India Reports First Spike of Over 25,000; 26,506 New Cases in Last 24 Hours

In the first phase, Classes 10-12 would be started in July, followed by Classes 6-9, and in the last phase Classes 1-5 would begin, he said. The colleges and university classes will begin in August, the minister said.

Haryana on Saturday recorded 184 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 3,781.