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Amid the persisting threat of coronavirus case rise in Rajasthan, the state administration has decided to stretch the limitations of Section 144 till June 21, across the territory. This procedure code restricts the assembly of more than 5 people in one place to support the norms of social distancing. Imposed on April 22, this order was initially supposed to terminate on May 21. As per reports, the state has ordered an extension of lockdown curbs as well, i.e, closure of offices and markets, as well.

Prolonged lockdown curbs in Rajasthan

The state of Rajasthan has ordained a shutdown of all services and markets in Jaipur and other districts to contain the COVID-19 spell. Reportedly, only essential shops and offices will open during the lockdown period. Other services, such as the sale of fruits and vegetables, has also been permitted with restrictions, until 7 PM. Newspaper vendors will be allowed to operate from 4 AM to 8 AM only.

Bazaars, shopping complexes, cinema halls and religious places will remain closed. All education institutes, coaching centres, libraries, social and political programmes and other such events will remain suspended.

There will be no curbs to restrict the movement of government officials, people commuting to and from airports, railway stations, bus stands and metro stations. Those entering Rajasthan from other states will be permitted to do so only if they produce a negative COVID RT-PCR test report, conducted 72 hours before the travel.

Similarly, electronic and print media will be exempted from the lockdown restrictions by the authority of their ID cards. All factories and manufacturing units will also remain functional. NREGA projects will also continue to ensure workers get regular jobs.

COVID-19 spread in Jaipur

State capital Jaipur has received the sharpest blows of the coronavirus attack, making it the worst-hit region in Rajasthan. On Wednesday, about 2,338 fresh tallies were detected in the district, reportedly the highest in the state. Recovery boosted by 4,167 discharges in the past 24 hours along with 37 deaths. Jaipur presently nurses an active caseload of 32,232 infections.

Indore's dengue tally reaches the highest in 6 years with a total of 384 cases

Around 17 new dengue cases were reported in Indore in the past 24 hours.

Indore has reported the highest dengue cases in 6 years. As per reports, around 17 fresh cases were recorded here in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 384 cases. According to the health department, around nine males and eight females contributed to the day's dengue count, marking the rise of an endemic in the city.

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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