|Night curfew in 8 districts of Rajasthan to check spike in Covid cases|
JAIPUR, Nov 22: The Rajasthan government has announced night curfew in eight districts to check the rising Covid-19 cases.
These eight districts are Jaipur, Jodhour, Bikaner, Kota, Udaipur, Alwar, Ajmer and Bhilwara.
Markets, restaurants, commercial shops, etc, shall close by 7 pm and curfew will be imposed in these cities from 8 pm to 6 am.
However, emergency services such as medical shops, railway and air travellers will be exempted.
A cabinet meeting was called to review the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the state with winters approaching and ongoing marriage season. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
It was decided in the meeting that those not wearing masks will now be penalised with Rs 500 which was earlier fixed at Rs 200. Also, marriage gatherings should have limited number of 100 people.
A total of 3,007 Covid cases were registered on Saturday which are a record high in Rajasthan. Since the start of the November, the Covid numbers are on a constant high and have crossed the bechmark of 2,000 mark. - IANS