The Rajasthan government on Sunday,3rd April,2021 imposed lockdown-like restrictions with immediate effect in the entire state. This step has been taken keeping in mind the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Here’s all the information you need about lockdown-like restrictions imposed in Rajasthan.
On March 21, 2021 the Rajasthan government had increased virus-related restrictions in the state due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. But now, the situation seems to worsen and the government has been forced to adopt lockdown like restrictions.
According to the official statement released by the government, all people entering the state and leaving the state would have to undergo a compulsory RT-PCR test to ensure that they have not contracted the virus.
The report must not be older than 72 hours before the person’s arrival in Rajasthan.
- Classes for standards 1-9 will remain suspended from 5 April to 19 April
- Cinema halls, multiplexes and their likes have been shut with immediate effect
- weddings will have a restricted presence of not more than 100 guests.
- According to the circular issued by the government of the state- District Magistrates can impose nightly curfews.
- However, government’s permission would be sought first if the curfew is imposed before 8pm or after 6am.
- While delivery services would continue to operate, restaurants and hotels would have to abide by night curfews imposed by the District Magistrates.
- Colleges will remain suspended, except for final year students
- Students can come to take practical exams with prior permission
- Nursing and medical colleges shall remain functional
- Swimming pools and gymnasiums will be shut
The government has urged people to undergo inter-state travel and only commute when necessary. The state government under Ashok Gehlot has also planned a special drive to ensure COVID-19 precautions such as wearing masks, sanitizing, social distancing etc is followed.
The state reported 1,729 fresh coronavirus cases on April 5. This took the infection tally to 3,39,325 and the fatality count to 2,829. Rajasthan has 12,878 active cases.
The fresh bout included the highest cases-258 in Jaipur, 225 in Kota, and194 in Jodhpur. So far, 64,31,601 doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine have been administered in the state.
The state has taken timely measures to prevent a catastrophe. The state would not want a repeat of the previous year’s high COVID-19 cases. And ensuring its prevention.