New Delhi: As the coronavirus cases in the state have gone up to 325 with 24 new cases on Tuesday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said his administration cannot withdraw lockdown immediately, but it has to be done in phased manner. Also Read - Rajasthan: Woman in Labour Refused Admission in Govt Hospital, Baby Dies

“We cannot withdraw lockdown immediately. It has to be done in a phased manner, that is what I feel,” Gehlot said. Also Read - Viral Video: Doctors in Rajasthan Sing 'Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein' to Show Hope in The Times of Coronavirus



The Rajasthan CM, however, said that the decision to withdraw the lockdown will be taken after the recommendations of a task force set up in this regard are received. “Any decision on extending or withdrawing lockdown in Rajasthan will be taken only after recommendations of task force,” he added. Also Read - With 25 Positive Coronavirus Cases, Rajasthan Under Complete Shutdown Till March 31

He said Rajasthan will start rapid testing in state within a week and the government has ordered 10 lakh testing kits from China.



“We’ve made control rooms at state level for monitoring the situation. I’m also personally monitoring. Screened 5 crore people out of around 7.50 crore population. Over 15,000 tests have been done in different districts. Rs 25 crore incentive planned for doctors and health workers,” he added.

He also added that the state government has taken immediate precautions in Rajasthan to control COVID-19 from the beginning. “Held meetings with all political parties, doctors, Army, IAF, Railway, CRPF, CISF and medical universities. We’ve somewhat managed to keep cases under control, though they are still coming,” he added.

He further added that the state has showed the way on how to contain the spread of the virus by its steps in Bhilwara, which had become a hotspot of the virus, and the same model will be replicated across the state, including in Ramganj, Jaipur.

“The Bhilwara model of containment of coronavirus to be replicated in other parts of Rajasthan,” he said. He also claimed that the state authorities reached out to six lakh households in Bhilwara and conducted widespread testing there.

As per updates, the state recorded 24 more cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total number of virus cases in the state to 325. However, the virus has so far claimed six lives in the state.