Amid sharp spike in Coronavirus cases, Rajasthan govt bans assembly of more than 5 people

New Delhi: In view of Covid-19 infections rising at rampant pace, Gehlot government in Rajasthan has imposed section 144 in 11 districts of the state including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Kota.

Now, more than 5 persons will not be allowed to assemble at a place. Government has also banned any type of social and religious programmes till October 31st. The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

According to official statement, the state government has also decided to continue the ban on social or religious functions till October 31. However, the permission for 20 people at funerals and 50 in marriage functions will continue.

Wearing face masks and following social distancing norms are mandatory in the state as advised by the Union Health Ministry.

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Government has also decided to start state helpline 181 from Monday to address grievances of COVID patients and their family members. This war room will work 24×7.

The Chief Minister has also instructed to establish control rooms in all the districts. Meanwhile , 1834 new cases have been reported in the state yesterday. The total number of COVID cases has increased to 1,13,124. With 14 deaths reported yesterday, the death toll has gone up to 1322.

The maximum fresh cases were detected in Jaipur where as many as 386 people tested positive for coronavirus, followed by Jodhpur, which reported 296 cases. A total of 93,805 patients have recovered so far and the number of active cases in the state is 17,997, according to the authorities.

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