As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of Corona Virus, Rajasthan government has ordered that all schools, colleges, coaching centres, gyms, cinema halls and theatres will remain closed till March 30. Music and theatre shows shall also remain suspended during this period.
Chief Minister has also urged the people to no organise marriages and other functions at a large scale and keep the guest list small. The decision will however not affect the board examination being held in schools and colleges. The examinations shall be held as per schedule. Medical and nursing colleges too shall continue to function normally.
Gehlot has urged the people to not be scared of Corona Virus and urged them to stay away from crowded places and use public transport only when necessary.
The decision was taken at a late night meeting to review the status of Corona infection, chaired by chief minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence. Chief Minister said that the decision has been taken as precautionary measures as WHO and UN have declared Corona as an epidemic and Central government has issued an advisory.
Gehlot instructed the officials to issue regular advisories to people to keep them updated. It was informed in the meeting that 370 persons were tested for Corona infection, out of this only 3 were found positive and are undergoing treatment. Three lakh persons have been screened for Corona Virus infection in the state.
Health minister Dr Raghu Sharma, minister of state for health Subhash Garg, chief secretary DB Gupta and other senior officials were present at the meeting.