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Coronavirus scare: Jaipur traffic cops not to use breath analysers to check drunken driving

March 7, 2020, 5:15 pm

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Jaipur: The medical and health department in Rajasthan has issued guidelines to prevent spread of Coronavirus. The guidelines instruct traffic cops not to use breath analysers for detecting drunken driving cases. All foreign nationals arriving in Jaipur will be screened and if symptoms of Coronavirus were found, they will be quarantined. The department has also instructed all the government and private offices and institutions not to use biometric attendance system.

A meeting to discuss prevention of Coronavirus spread was held on Saturday. The meeting was presided over by additional chief secretary (medical and health) Rohit Kumar Singh. “A letter has been written to the home and police departments not to use breath analysers until further instructions in this regard. Besides, we have also asked offices and institutions not to use biometric machines. The government offices have been asked to sanitizers for daily cleaning of furniture, floor, windows, doors etc,” said a senior officer.

Meanwhile, a Hong Kong national who visited Bikaner for a day and stayed in a hotel there has tested positive for the virus. She was travelling with a group. She was screened after she reached Hong Kong and when she tested positive, the authorities in Rajasthan were informed.

The authorities have asked the management of Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner where the woman had stayed to seal the six rooms where the group had stayed. The hotel employees are being screened for the virus.

First published: March 7, 2020