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Amid a rise in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in the state has decided to impose a 'night curfew' in 13 districts.

The night curfew will be applicable from 8 PM to 6 AM.

According to news agencies, the night curfew has been imposed in 13 districts of Rajasthan, namely -- Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Nagore, Pali, Tonk, Sikar, and Ganganagar.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Health Department on Saturday conducted dry runs for anti-Covid vaccination at 19 centres of seven districts of the state as per the Centre's protocol for the inoculation.

During the dry runs, the support staff for the inoculation were given training and, according to a Rajasthan Health Department official, the state now is ready for the vaccination after receiving the vaccine.

Dry runs for the universal vaccination as per the protocol received from the Centre were held Saturday at 19 centres of seven districts of the state, Health Secretary Siddharth Mahajan told reporters in Jaipur.

Rajasthan is fully prepared now for the first phase of vaccination, he added.

He said he has taken feedback from the centres where dry runs were conducted.

Mahajan said he also inspected three vaccination centres in Jaipur to take stock of the preparation.

Ajmer CMHO Dr K K Soni said in the first phase, vaccine dose will be given to frontline health workers and about 20,000 health workers in Ajmer will be vaccinated.

He said the vaccination will be done in an interval of 42 days and a message received on the mobile phone needs to be shown for the second vaccination.

(With inputs from agencies)

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