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COVID-19: Rajasthan CM Gehlot warns of strict measures

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March 21, 2021, 8:35 am

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Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot warned of stringent measures if people continue to flout COVID-19 guidelines.

Gehlot said for past several days infection rate is steadily rising across the country due to which lockdowns have returned in different cities.

“To avert a similar situation in our state, it is very important that people continue to follow social distancing and use face masks,” he added.

The CM took a virtual meeting with several religious leaders, MLAs, officials and NGOs to take stock of the situation.  He said people should be made aware of the consequences of second-wave of the coronavirus.

“Our recovery rate has been one of the best in the country, and the death rate was lowest, this helped Rajasthan ward off any disastrous situation due to the pandemic,” he said.

The chief minister’s remarks come at a time when the daily count of active cases is on the rise again, fueling fresh fears of an impending second-wave of the coronavirus.

Since the beginning of March, the spike in coronavirus cases have set off alarm bells about lockdowns and night curfews, which were enforced to contain the infection.

First published: March 20, 2021