Scenes from the town of Jhunjhunu
Scenes from the town of Jhunjhunu

Three people of a family who tested positive for coronavirus in Jhunjhunu have been shifted to Jaipur for isolation and quarantine. A curfew has been declared in a five-kilometre radius of their home and 350 teams have been deployed to screen all the people living in the area.

All public places will be sanitized. WHO and UNICEF expert teams have also reached Jhunjhunu to help contain the situation. Bus services to Jhunjhunu have been suspended and the bus stand wore a deserted look. Shops and markets also remained closed. Meanwhile the family that was tested positive after their visit to Spain has been shifted to Jaipur.

Rajasthan government has announced exhaustive measures to ensure spread of coronavirus. A shutdown has been announced till March 31 for all departments. Only 50 per cent employees will have to report for work. It was however clarified that employees cannot leave their location of posting. Total 14 departments that offer essential services will function normally.

The government has ordered that action will be taken against persons found violating home isolation under Section 188 of IPC. Government has urged the people to follow Section 144 that has been implemented in the interest of the people.

MNREGA workers will not have to report to work sites. Payment will be made to them as per rules if they demand employment during this period.

All examinations in schools, colleges and universities scheduled to be held till March 31 have been cancelled. All gyms, spa, clubs and bars will remain closed till next orders. All private factories have been advised to provide work from facility to its employees. Private schools not following advisory will have their affiliation revoked.

The decisions were taken at a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of chief minister Ashok Gehlot. “Taking lesson from Italy, all possible efforts will be made to ensure proper arrangements. The next two weeks are crucial and every person will have to fulfill his role as a responsible citizen,” said Gehlot.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

The health department will send officer-in-charge (OIC)for every district to monitor the situation of prevention and control of spread of Corona Virus in the state. The decision was taken at a high level meeting at Swasthy Bhawan in Jaipur on Thursday. The OICs will leave for the districts on Friday. Joint secretary of Defence Department Rajiv Thakur was present as a representative of the Central Government.

As per the figures from the medical and health department 43 lakh 70 thousand 871 persons were screened during the door to survey of 10 lakh 97 thousand and 34 homes. Across the state there are 42 persons are undergoing isolation in hospitals, 1617 are under isolation in homes and 290 persons are under quarantine.

Also, LPG distributors have suspended delivery of cylinders to homes. Customers will have to pick the cylinders from the godowns.

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