Rajasthan closes its door amidst increase in Covid 19 cases; borders to remain sealed for one week

The Rajasthan government on Wednesday said it will seal the state border for at least a week due to the increasing number of cases the state has witnessed. 

People will be allowed to enter the state or exit with relevant passes as per the state government.

Director General of Police ML Lather in an order said that all movement to and from the state will be monitored and regulated.  People will require a no-objection certificate or NOC from the state to enter or leave the state. No person will be allowed to travel if found without any of the mentioned requirements.

The permits will be issued by the district magistrates and superintendents of police (SPs) of the respective districts.

Orders have been issued to all range IGs, SPs and Commissioner of Police by ML Lather where he has given directions to put up check posts. He has also directed that check posts be put up at the international airport, railway stations and bus stands.

Rajasthan is the 5th most affected state in the country amongst Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat.

Rajasthan today in the morning reported 123 new covid-19 cases. The tally now stands at 11,368 followed by 256 deaths today as per the state health department.

India now stands as the fifth worst affected country in the world. It has recorded a total confirmed cases of 2,76,583, 1,35,206 recoveries and 7,745 deaths.

India is now in the 5th phase of lockdown and has witnessed certain relaxations in different states. Economy has started to open up slowly as the nation has now moved into the first stage of unlock.

Malls, restaurants, hotels, places of worship were allowed to start functioning from 8 June. In terms of movement too the nation has met with certain ease. Domestic flights have resumed since May 25. 

The Delhi government has made it mandatory for people incoming in the state via flight, bus and train to self quarantine in their homes for 7 days. Containment zones are still under strict restrictions and no activities allowed other than essential activities. 

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