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Rajasthan: Hotels, restaurants to open from June 8; religious places to remain closed

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June 6, 2020, 8:43 pm

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After tourist destinations, hotels, restaurants and clubs to reopen in Jaipur.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Saturday issued new COVID-19 lockdown guidelines. In a major decision, the government said that hotels, restaurants and shopping malls will reopen from June 8, while religious places such as temples, mosques and churches will remain closed. Clubs will reopen; however, a lot of restrictions have been imposed. The government has appealed that the people should continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

The modified version of Lockdown 5.0 was approved on Saturday. In an addendum, the Rajasthan home department said that public places such as hotels, restaurants and clubs will reopen with certain conditions. Hotels and restaurants will need to follow the guidelines issued by the central government. In hotels and restaurants, a minimum distance of 6 meters will need to be maintained between two tables. For fast food areas, the minimum distance will be 8 meters. No more than two people will be allowed for each table. Proper sanitization and thermal screening will need to be conducted for each customer or guest by hotel and restaurant management.

The government has decided that religious places across the state will remain closed. Sources said that chief minister Ashok Gehlot had discussed whether to reopen religious places with the heads of various prominent religious places and decided that they should continue to remain closed.

Rajasthan Roadways will also ply on over 200 routes from 5 am to 9 pm.

First published: June 6, 2020