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COVID-19 claims 2 more lives in Jaipur; curfew imposed in Muhana

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April 18, 2020, 9:07 pm

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Jaipur: COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Jaipur in the past 24 hours. A 76-year-old man, a resident of Subhash Chowk area and a 47-year-old man belonging to Shashtri Nagar died of the virus infection. Fifty-three new cases were reported in Rajasthan till Friday afternoon.

The 76-year-old man was admitted to a hospital for treatment on April 4. He was tested for coronavirus. His report came out on April 12 in which he tested positive. He died while undergoing treatment at 9pm on Thursday. The doctors said that the man was suffering from chronic kidney disease and hypertension.

The Shashtri Nagar resident was admitted to a hospital on April 13 and his sample report came out on April 15. He tested positive. He died at 12.40 am on April 18. The man washs diabetic, according to the doctors.

Curfew was imposed in Sumer Nagar area of Muhana after a man tested positive here.

On Friday, Bharatpur reported 27 new cases, the highest in Rajasthan, while Nagaur 11, Kota 5, Jaipur 3, Jodhpur and Ajmer 2 each and Banswara and Jaisalmer 1 each. The total COVID-19 case count has reached 1282.

Tension prevailed in Jhunjhunu when the local residents found currency notes of Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 10 lying around on public roads. The people alleged that they were dumped there intentionally for the purpose of spreading coronavirus and it was the second such case in the past three days. A team of police and administration officials collected the notes and sent them for an examination.

First published: April 18, 2020