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Jodhpur becomes the new hotspot for COVID-19 spread in Rajasthan

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April 30, 2020, 11:48 am

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Jaipur: COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Jaipur. But after the state capital, Jodhpur – the second largest city in Rajasthan – has become the new epicentre of the virus spread. As many as 74 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Sun City over the paste 24 hours, taking the total count to 474. What has left the administration worried is the fact that the positive cases are surfacing in the rural areas of the district now.

Only two positive cases had been reported till 9 pm on Wednesday, but the administration received two reports – one from AIIMS Jodhpur and another from Delhi. In these two reports, 63 people tested positive for the virus.

The some inner crowded areas of Jodhpur city including Nagauri Gate and Kabootaro Ka Chauraha have become the hotspot for the virus. Shashtri Nagar, Ratanada and Pratap Nagar are some of the outer areas where the positive cases have been reported. Luni – which is a rural areas near Jodhpur – has also reported positive cases.

As many as 86 new cases were reported in the state till 9 am on Thursday. Of them, 14 were reported in Jaipur, 4 in Ajmer, 2 each in Tonk and Kota, and 1 each in Dholpur and Alwar.

Nearly 6.5 lakh labourers had registered for migration on eMitra website of the Rajasthan government. Of them, 4.49 lakh labourers were those who want to return to Rajasthan, while the remaining workers are those who want to leave the state and return to their native places in other states.

First published: April 30, 2020