As coronavirus infection records all time high in Rajasthan, The state government has decided to impose a two-week lockdown across the state between 10 and 24 May. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the decision after a virtual meeting on Thursday night. He announced that a “strict lockdown” will be in force from 5 am on 10 May.
In the decision, the government has prohibited the conduct of any wedding functions till 31 May. Advance booking amount already given to marriage gardens, bands etc. will be either returned or adjusted later, the government said.
The wedding functions are permitted to be conducted in courts or at home in the presence of a maximum of 11 people. The family that is organising the wedding will have to submit details at covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in. In addition to this, with Covid-19 spreading in rural areas, the work of MNREGA will also be postponed.
- All religious places will remain closed during the lockdown.
- Shops that have been permitted to open as per the earlier guidelines will continue to open.
- Inter and intra-state movement of goods and commodities will be permitted.
- All intra-state travels between districts, cities and villages will be barred.
- Barring emergency vehicles, no other vehicle, both private and public transport, will be permitted.
- Those coming from outside the state will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test report. In case there is no negative report, the person will be quarantined for 15 days.
- In order to prevent the migration of workers, they will be permitted in factories and special buses will be operated for the workers of factories/construction sites.
The medical departments will issue separate guidelines regarding attendants caring for hospitalised Covid-19 patients.
Few restrictions were already in force in the state under ‘Red Alert Public Discipline Fortnight’ which have been made stringent on the basis of the suggestions given by the group of five ministers during the meeting.
Rajasthan on Thursday reported 17,532 new cases, 16,044 recoveries and 161 deaths, the state health department informed.
The total cases now stands at 7,02,568, including 4,99,376 recoveries, 5,182 deaths and 1,98,010 active cases.