The Covid-19 is under control in Rajasthan and looking at the situation the state government has now remove the ban on religious activities in the state, though the activities will be allowed with only 200 persons who have been administered the first dose of Corona vaccine.
The government has issued the revised guidelines on Monday that say ‘the positive cases are on the decline in the state but Covid appropriate behaviour and Test-Track-Treat protocol has to be followed.’
Religious activities were banned in the state in March 2020 following the Covid protocol and no religious festivals, processions and gatherings were allowed for the last 18 months.
Now the festivals like Durga Puja, Dussehra and Baravafaat can be celebrated.
Looking at the festivities the government has also allowed the markets and shopping malls to be open till 10 in the night.
Besides this cattle fairs and Haat Bazaars are also allowed with Covid protocol. The removal of the ban on cattle fairs is quite significant for Rajasthan as the 13 cattle fairs took place in the state every year and these are one of the main activities of rural economy and tourism in the state. One of the biggest Pushkar cattle fair is about to start in a few days from now. It was not allowed last year due to Covid and this time also the permission was not given by the district collector but now under the new guidelines, permission is expected for the fair.
However, the Covid-19 curfew will remain active in the state between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am.
Outlets like petrol pump-CNG have been allowed to open on time.
The state government also said that the night curfew will continue to remain in place between 11 pm and 5 am every day.
Meanwhile, according to Health and Family Welfare, there are 37 active cases in the state.
(With agency inputs)