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COVID-19 case count crosses 400 in Rajasthan; 7 deaths reported

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April 9, 2020, 3:50 pm

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Buildings being sanitized in Ramganj after two men test positive for Coronavirus. Curfew imposed.

Jaipur: The number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases crossed 400 in Rajasthan by Thursday afternoon. Thirty new cases were reported, taking the total count to 413. Nine of the people who were found infected on Thursday are members of Tablighi Jamaat.

A 77-year-old man died while undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Jodhpur on Wednesday night. The doctors received his blood sample report on Thursday. He tested positive. The death toll due to COVID-19 in Rajasthan has gone up to 7.

The fact that the virus is spreading to new areas in the state has left the government concerned. On Thursday, Jhalawar reported seven new cases with the age of the patients ranging from 9 years to 50 years.

An FIR was registered against nine people including a Mawlawi in Udaipur on Wednesday after he urged people to gather for Shab e-Barat. Curfew has been imposed in several areas in Udaipur and the state government had requested people not to gather for Shab e-Barat.

The education department is planning to cancel exams of all classes, except board exams. Education minister Govind Singh Dotasara said that the students will be given a direct admission to the next class. The decision to cancel non-board exams will be taken depending on whether or not the lockdown period is extended after April 14.

First published: April 9, 2020