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No need for passes for travelling out of Rajasthan

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June 17, 2020, 4:59 pm

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Medical teams testing people at Joravar Singh gate. File Photo

Jaipur: Barely a week after the Rajasthan government made it mandatory for people to obtain exit passes to leave the state in the wake of COVID-19 situation, the requirement was withdrawn on Tuesday. The people can now travel by their own car to any other state bordering Rajasthan. It includes Jaipur-Delhi National Highway and Jaipur-Agra National Highway.

The home department had issued an order on June 10 that it would be necessary for people to obtain passes when travelling out of state. But a week after the order was issued, it was withdrawn. People can now travel between Rajasthan and other states without having to obtain a pass.

The screening of people coming to Rajasthan and travelling out of state will continue. Check posts have been set up at the state borders for COVID-19 screening.

The pandemic continues to spread at an alarming rate in the state. On Tuesday, 235 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Rajasthan. Of them, 41 were reported in Jaipur alone. As many as 308 people have died of the virus infection so far, according to the government data.

The police in Jaipur and other cities are imposing curfews at isolated areas in residential colonies where new cases are being detected. On Tuesday, curfew was imposed in 17 places under the jurisdictional area of 13 police stations.

First published: June 17, 2020