New Delhi: Amid rising number of coronavirus cases, the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government has decided to impose Section 144 of the CrPC in 11 districts of the state. Also Read - Delhi Airport to Soon Start COVID-19 Testing For International Departures | Check Here Details
In an official notification the government said that, Section 144, the provision prohibits an assembly of more than five persons at a place has been imposed in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Udaipur, Sikar, Pali and Nagaur districts. Also Read - Schools Not Opening For Now in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal
Besides, the government has also decided to continue the ban on social or religious functions till October 31. However, it has permitted 20 people to attend funeral and 50 for marriage functions. Also Read - Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Young Girls: Survey
The decisions were taken in a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the release said. The meeting was attended by Health Minister Raghu Shrma, Chief Secretary Rajeeva Swarup, Principal Secretary (Home) Abhay Kumar, Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) Akhil Arora and other officials.
Earlier on Saturday, 1,834 fresh cases were detected in the state and fourteen people succumbed to the infection , pushing the total number of cases and fatalities to 1,13,124 and 1,322 respectively. Capital city Jaipur has the maximum fresh cases, followed by Jodhpur.
A total of 93,805 patients have recovered so far and the number of active cases in the state is 17,997, an official report said.