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COVID-19: Night curfew to continue in Jaipur; school, colleges to remain closed

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January 2, 2021, 9:26 pm

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A health worker testing a women for COVID-19 in Jaipur. File Photo

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has extended the night curfew and other restrictions including a ban on political, social, sport and entertainment events till January 15. The night curfew will remain in effect in 13 cities including Jaipur.

The decision to extend the night curfew has been taken despite the fact that the spread of the virus is contained to some extent. The schools, coaching institutes and colleges in the state will remain closed till January 15. The state home department has issued an order in this regard.

The state education department had submitted a proposal to the government in which it was suggested that Class – 9 to Class -12 students should be allowed to attend classes. The education minister had said that the decision in this regard was to be taken by the chief minister. However, the government decided to continue with the restrictions after reviewing the feedback from medical and health experts.

The night curfew has been extended in these 13 cities:

  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kota
  • Bikaner
  • Udaipur
  • Ajmer
  • Alwar
  • Bhilwara
  • Nagaur
  • Pali
  • Tonk
  • Sikar
  • Ganganagar

Commercial establishments and shops will not be allowed to remain open after 7 pm in these cities. The people have been advised not to venture out of their homes after 8 pm. The curfew will be in effect from 8 pm to 6 am.

It is believed that the new strain of the virus found in Britain is the cause for concern for the state government.

First published: January 2, 2021