Coronavirus: Night Curfew In Jaipur, Other Rajasthan Cities Amid Spike In Covid Cases
No one except those providing essential and emergency services will be allowed to come out from 8 pm to 6 am in some cities in Rajasthan amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, news agency ANI reported. The Rajasthan government has imposed night curfew in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar and Bhilwara.
The fine for not wearing mask has been hiked from Rs 200 to Rs 500.
"State Council of Ministers met to discuss measures to prevent coronavirus infection, including imposition of night curfew in eight of the most-affected cities (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar and Bhilwara). Many important decisions were taken," Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted on Saturday.
Rajasthan is the latest state to join a growing list of states like Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat that have enforced temporary night curfew in some of their cities on seeing a spike in coronavirus cases after the festival season.