After MP, Gujarat, Rajasthan Also Gears Up For Its War Against Fresh COVID-19 Wave
In the wake of fresh cases of Coronavirus, Rajasthan government has increased the fine for not wearing mask from 200 rs to 500 rs, while weddings with more than 100 guests will invite a 25,000 rupees penalty
Coronavirus has struck with full vengeance in regions where it was seemingly assumed that the pandemic is on its way out. After Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan is also relooking at its COVID19 rules in at least eight of its cities. Following a surge in infections during the festive season, regions including the capital city of Jaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Udaipur, Kota, Jodhpur and Bhilwara are under a night curfew.
The restriction for movement is largely applicable from 7 pm in the evening to 6 am in the morning. In Jaipur, during Dussehra and Diwali time, shops were closing late night as people flocked the markets without following rules of social distancing and mask wearing properly. The Ashok Gehlot administration has also increased the fine for not covering the face to 500 rupees from the initial 200 rupees penalty. Weddings can host only 100 people and flouting this limit will result in an imposition of 25,000 rupees fine for evaders.
Footage of deserted streets have emerged from the other cities in Rajasthan with shopkeepers winding up by 7 pm and rushing home. Police has been on its rounds and officials were seen using loudspeakers to urge people to not flout the curfew rules.
Meanwhile, in Madhya Pradesh, five cities namely Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Vidisha and Ratlam have imposed a night curfew between 10 am to 6 pm. The Gujarat government has encouraged its residents to honour the Coronavirus guidelines not just for their own safety, but also for the safety of the older and more medically vulnerable citizens.
The rules have been eased for students going for examinations, health and medical emergencies, wedding guests and bus and train commuters.
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