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Rajasthan now has over 2,000 COVID-19 cases; 3 deaths reported in Jaipur

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April 24, 2020, 8:11 pm

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Artists drawing a painting outside Yadgaar junction to spread awareness about COVID-19. File Photo

Jaipur: Jaipur reported 21 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths till Friday afternoon. The number of coronavirus cases has reached 763 in Jaipur, while the total count has crossed 2,000 in Rajasthan.

Those who died included a 75-year-old man belonging to Jamwaramgarh. He was admitted to SMS Hospital on April 13. His first report came out negative. He died on April 22. In the second report that was received on Friday, he tested positive for the virus.

A 60-year-old man belonging to MD Road area in the city died on April 23. The hospital administration received his report on Friday in which he tested positive. The third victim was a 75-year-old girl who hailed from Adarsh Nagar area.

Curfew has been extended to 28 police station areas with new cases being reported in Amer, Kho Nagauarian, Malpura Gate, Transport Nagar and Pratap Nagar.

The police have registered an FIR against a newlywed couple in Hanumangarh for hiding the fact that they were COVID-19 positive and entered the district discreetly. The matter was reported in Amarsinghawala village. Even after they fell sick, they didn’t report it to the administration. The police has clamped curfew in the area.

Thousands of students stranded in Kota heaved a sigh of relief as the administration stared sending them home. These students belong to various places all over the county. Nearly 16,000 students have been sent homes. They belonged to various states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.

First published: April 24, 2020