Rajasthan imposes night curfew, shuts schools from today, announces COVID curbs amid spike

The Rajasthan government imposed a night curfew and ordered the closure of multiplexes, gymnasiums besides suspending Classes 1 to 9 at schools from April 5 to 19, a statement said on Sunday.

The night curfew will remain in force from 8 pm to 6 am, in which food delivery will be allowed while dining at restaurants and hotels has been prohibited, PTI reported.

As per the guidelines issued by Principal Secretary (Home) Abhay Kumar, classes 1 to 9 have been suspended at schools from April 5 to 19. For college students, except those studying in final-year, classes will remain suspended for the above period. However, students will be permitted to take their practical exams with prior permission. Nursing and medical colleges will remain open.

According to the guidelines issued by Principal Secretary (Home) Abhay Kumar, the government also restricted the number of people at social gatherings to a maximum of 100.

It will be mandatory for the travellers from outside the state to submit a negative coronavirus test report, not old than 72 hours before arrival in Rajasthan.

Swimming pools operations will also remain suspended during the period.

A special drive will be carried out to ensure wearing of face masks, social distance and standard operating procedure. Special efforts will be made to increase the vaccination numbers.

On Sunday, two deaths and 1,729 coronavirus cases were reported in Rajasthan, taking the infection count to 3,39,325. So far, 2,829 people have died from the infection in the state.