Jaipur registered the highest-ever count of 3,602 COVID cases on Thursday.
Taking quick cognisance of accelerating infection tallies in the state, the Rajasthan Government had imposed lockdown restrictions in the state till May 3rd. Now, the administration has decided to extend the period of lockdown and increase the limitations till the new detections are brought under control. Aimed at breaking the chain of infections, this decision was taken by the government in a COVID review meeting conducted under the leadership of the Chief Minister.
Fresh guidelines expected in a day or two
It is expected that the authorities will release a new set of guidelines related to the lockdown in a day or two. Addressing top executives in the review meeting, the Chief Minister asked for augmented restrictions to curtail the spread of contamination. He instructed the officers to ensure that the restraints are imposed in such a way that employment activities of citizens from economically marginalised sections stand uninterrupted.
While lockdown is often called the measure of last resort, it became a necessity for Rajasthan which has been severely affected by the second COVID wave. Once the daily case count lowers to controlled levels and the current excessive burden on medical infrastructure is eased, the restrictions would be gradually revoked.
Highest count of 17,269 new cases recorded in Rajasthan on Thursday!
On Thursday, the largest count of 17,269 new cases was registered in Rajasthan and the state capital too witnessed a record-breaking tally of 3,602 new infections. Accelerated by these fresh cases, the active patient tally shot up to 1,69,519 and 35,693 in Rajasthan and Jaipur, respectively. 158 COVID patients breathed their last on Thursday, the highest figure recorded to date.