6 PM to 6 AM curfew in Jaipur & all districts of Rajasthan to check 2nd COVID wave

All establishments will have to be closed by 5 PM.

Alerted by a perturbing hike in COVID numbers, the Rajasthan government has declared night curfew shall be imposed in all districts of the state from April 16 to 30. It has been stated that markets, offices and commercial areas will not be allowed to function during the time period of the curfew from 6 PM to 6 AM. In accordance with this, all aforesaid spaces will have to be closed by 5 PM ensuring that citizens reach home by 6.


All coaching centres and libraries to remain closed during night curfew

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Amongst a list of provisions entailed in the order, the government establishments will be shut down by 4. It is to be noted that factories, IT companies and chemist shops shall be permitted to function during curfew hours. Further, the coaching centres and libraries will suspend all operations by 6 but schools with scheduled practical exams for students of grades 10th and 12th will be allowed to function.

In addition to this, the state government has also issued directives prohibiting gatherings and events. While the count of attendees at a wedding has been capped at 50, only 20 individuals will be permitted at funerals. Restricting the crowd at restaurants and clubs, they have asked to function at 50%. Besides this, there is a blanket ban on operations of cinema halls, multiplexes, swimming pools in the state.

As per the orders, takeaway facilities from the restaurants are allowed till 8 PM. If a shop or any established is observed violating the stated guidelines and protocols, it will be sealed immediately.

Escalating COVID cases in Jaipur breaking all records!

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On Wednesday, Jaipur registered the highest hike in daily numbers, standing at 1,325 while 4 people lost their lives to the virus in the past 24 hours. While Rajasthan's tally of active COVID cases hovers over 44,905, Jaipur shares the largest burden with 8,061. As per experts, the second wave is more dangerous than the first one.

Public movement without e-pass permitted for THESE categories in Lucknow & other UP districts!

In an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities.

In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.

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Additional COVID-19 curbs imposed in Goa until May 10 in wake of COVID surge

Essential services will continue to operate in Goa without any restrictions.

Goa Government on Tuesday, imposed additional COVID-19 curbs across village panchayats and districts, to keep the coronavirus infection rise in check. The coastal state observed a 4-day lockdown that concluded on May 3, however, strict restrictions were ordained here for another week, till May 10. While the administration had listed the guidelines earlier, on Tuesday, it extended the scope of the prohibitions, to include non-essential services also. As per reports, restaurants too, have been allowed only for home delivery, instead of the earlier permitted operations at 50% capacity.

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Oxygen cylinder blast at Lucknow's Chinhat area stirs city dwellers amid widespread COVID chaos

Technical teams are assessing the situation at the spot and the cause of the blast will be made public soon.

While Lucknow stands shrouded beneath a storm of COVID troubles, an incident at the city's KT Oxygen Filling Station in Chinhat, has raised eyeballs across the city. An oxygen cylinder burst out at 3:30 PM on Wednesday while being reloaded at the facility and chaotic circumstances ensued after that. Taking quick control of the situation, the authorities implemented a relief program to help the individuals affected by the blast and further investigation has been initiated.

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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

This is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

The rising scale of COVID-19 infections continues to cast the horrors of the pandemic in Indore, with the addition of 1,805 new cases on Tuesday. Besides adding to the active load, this new surge denotes that the daily spike of the fresh cases in Indore, has surged over the 15,000-mark for over 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the dip in the recovery rate further intensifies the pandemic crisis in the district.

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