Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
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On the second day of the lock down in Rajasthan police got strict with persons violating orders and moving out. Vehicles of such persons were seized and at many places policemen handed them placards carrying messages, clicked their pictures and posted them on social media. Such pictures came forth from Jaipur and Jaisalmer where the messages on placards read – I am a danger to society, I am moving without mask and putting everyone at risk. In Rajsamand police was seen getting offenders to do sit-ups while holding their ears. The strictness ensured that the second part of the day saw lesser people on the roads.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday addressed all district collectors and SPs through video conferencing and took stock of the lockdown situation across the state. He told them to ensure that lockdown is strictly imposed or else the government would be compelled to enforce curfew. Gehlot directed all district collectors to establish war rooms at district level and deploy senior officials to operate them round the clock. He issued clear instruction that no daily wage labourer, poor or needy should go hungry. He issued clear instructions that anyone who spreads rumours on social media be arrested.

A Medical and Health War room has been established in Jaipur to deal with the Corona Virus situation. The war room headed by ACS medical and health Rohit Kumar Singh along with nine other senior officers would deal with all emergencies and will monitor the Corona situation in the state.

Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma categorically stated that situation is under control all across state. There is no shortage of ventilators, masks or any other equipment. He said that situation in Bhilwara is also totally under control. He said that doctors of a private hospital are responsible for the situation in Bhilwara. Assures.

The state reported no new cases of corona positive in the state on Tuesday and the number of persons tested positive till now is 32.

Government teachers of Rajasthan gave a huge donation of Rs 80 crore to the CM Relief Fund for COVID19. The amount comes from one day salary from 4.5 lakh teachers in the state. Education minister Govind Dotasara made this announcement. He also urged the teachers of private schools to do the same.

A meeting of BJP legislators was held at the state BJP office. Participants of the meeting sat on chairs placed at a distance from each other and had masks on. It was decided at the meeting that they would donate one month basic salary to deal with corona epidemic.

BJP national vice president Bhupender Yadav, who is RS MP from Rajasthan, also donated Rs 20 lakh to Ajmer hospitals from his MPLAD fund.

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