Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said shops which were earlier allowed to open as per odd-even basis from 7 am to 12 pm will now be open from 9 am to 3 pm.
Extending the lockdown till May 31, the Haryana government said the positivity and fatality rates have to be brought down further.
In a bid to contain the coronavirus spread, the state government had first imposed the lockdown on May 3, which was extended every week since then.
Addressing the dharna, many villagers claimed that when the Chief Minister went to inaugurate the COVID hospital in Hisar there was a "big gathering" of people at the venue.
Haryana Police arrests two for circulating fake lockdown tweet using screenshot of Anil Vij's handle
The arrested accused were identified as Prahlad, a resident of Tundla Mandi, Ambala; and Rohit Nagpal of Sundernagar, Yamunanagar, police said.
COVID: Haryana records 114 deaths, 7,488 fresh cases; CM asks officials to check virus spread at villages
The state has been under lockdown for the past fortnight now and the curbs to check the spread of the infection have been extended by the state government till May 24.
According to the health department's daily bulletin, the new deaths include 16 from Hisar, 12 each from Gurgaon and Jind, 10 from Rohtak and nine from Ambala district.
Haryana on Wednesday reported 165 fatalities due to COVID-19, taking the death toll to 6,075, while 12,490 fresh cases pushed the tally to 6,52,742.
Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the PWD portfolio, said the decision was taken to ensure the well-being of the doctors and the paramedical staff.
Any person violating the norms will face legal action under various provisions of the Act and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Haryana on Saturday had registered 125 COVID fatalities, taking the death toll in the state to 4,341, while 13,588 fresh infections pushed the tally to 5,01,566
According to the health department's daily bulletin, the latest deaths included nine from Hisar, seven each from Gurgaon and Sirsa and six each from Faridabad, Sonipat and Fatehabad districts.
The latest deaths included 11 from Gurgaon, 10 from Faridabad, seven from Hisar, six from Karnal and five each from Sonipat and Ambala districts.
State home and health minister Anil Vij said that Haryana's three districts--Gurgaon, Faridabad and Sonipat--were contributing half of active cases in the state.
The decision is applicable to all government and private schools across the state.