State Home Department has issued month-long COVID prohibitory orders; Section 144 imposed in Rajasthan till May 21.
In view of the surging scare of the coronavirus across Rajasthan, the State Home Department has imposed Section 144 of the CrPc in Jaipur and all the other districts, to break the chain of infection. As per reports, the prohibitory orders will be observed from April 22 to May 21, restricting the assembly of four or more people, without prior permission. The state has further decided that it will set up vaccination camps to prioritise the inoculation of all essential workers and vendors, over the age of 45 years.
Jaipur's defence against COVID rise
In a bid to build a strong defence against the COVID attack, the state government directed officials to provide immunity to essential workers who are more exposed to COVID infection. As a result, the Home Secretary has directed to cover the vaccination of bank employees, industrial workers, grocery and ration dealers, vegetable vendors, medical store operators and their staffers, street vendors, milk vendors, media persons, hawkers and employees of various departments, who are performing COVID-related duties.
Additionally, with the Centre permitting vaccine for all adults from May 1, the Chief Minister on Tuesday, said that the government should ensure a sufficient supply of doses to avoid glitches. While the state currently has vials that can last only for two days, the Centre should provide for the requirements. The CM has also asked for a transparent vaccine distribution strategy for the expanded immunity drive.
Rajasthan to soon set up its largest COVID Hospital
Reporting a steep rise in COVID-19 numbers, Rajasthan's daily COVID spike crossed the 12,000-mark on Tuesday. 12,201 cases and 64 deaths were reported. As yet, there are as many as 85,571 active cases in the state, out of which the highest are in Jaipur, marked at 15,955 with a surge of 1,875 infections within the city limits. About 9 deaths were also recorded in the state capital on April 20.
Following the state capital, Jodhpur is nursing 10,955 active COVID-19 cases while Udaipur is treating 9,051 infected people. Additionally, the state government is planning to build the largest COVID hospital in the state, in wake of the rising cases.