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Jaipur records the highest number of new cases in Rajasthan on Wednesday

As several states in India record a COVID-19 spike, the infection meter in Rajasthan has also started to register fresh infections in double digits, raising the pandemic concern here. As per reports, around 12 people testest coronavirus positive for the second day in succession here on Wednesday. This, gradually, is adding to the state's active load which stands at 82 patients as of now.

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All schools in Jaipur & other Rajasthan districts to reopen from August 2

Amid the lowering scale of COVID infection in Rajasthan, the state Education Minister on Thursday announced the reopening of schools from 2nd August, across all districts. These institutes have been shut ever since the outbreak of the second COVID wave, in April this year. Schools also had to halt operations after the first wave took over, in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students and staff members.

Although schools have been conducting classes online in order to keep the curriculum going, it is difficult to match up to the exposure imparted in regular on-campus classes. Concerned about the same, the authorities have now decided upon resuming classes

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Jaipur reports 4 out of 11 Kappa variant cases detected in Rajasthan

Sounding alarms across the state, 11 cases of the new COVID mutant, Kappa have been detected in Rajasthan. Informing about this, the state health minister apprised that Jaipur and Alwar have 4 cases each of the new variant. Additionally, 2 new Kappa cases have been reported from Barmer while Alwar recorded one such case. Amid the relaxing restrictions in the state and the capital city, the latest development calls for amplified caution against the pandemic.

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More than 70 centres to administer COVID vaccine in Jaipur from today onwards

After a gap of two days, Rajasthan's vaccination campaign has gained momentum once again. On Monday, the state received a consignment of 8.35 lakh Covishield doses, which is enough for a successful 4-day immunity drive, as per reports. The doses were delivered across several major districts in Rajasthan, including Jaipur, where they'll be administered at more than 70 centres.

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Rajasthan's camel population predicted to rise as pandemic revives heritage transportation

While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global economy, it seems to have given a new lease of life to the steadily declining camel population and consequently, the economy of Rajasthan. Owing to the social distancing norm of this pandemic, regular vehicles are not the preferred mode of transportation anymore in the state. Thereby, camels have become the choice of transportation for moving large groups, such as grooms and their families to the villages of the brides for ceremonies.

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