1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Rajasthan imposes weekend curfew to tide over Covid-19 crisis, essential services exempted

Rajasthan imposes weekend curfew to tide over Covid-19 crisis, essential services exempted

Rajasthan Weekend Lockdown, Curfew: Ashok Gehlot government has imposed weekend curfew in Rajasthan amid worsening Covid-19 situation. He has also urged people to follow Covid-19 guidelines.

PTI PTI
Jaipur Updated on: April 16, 2021 8:10 IST
Rajasthan govt announces weekend curfew from 6 pm today
Image Source : PTI/FILE

Rajasthan govt announces weekend curfew from 6 pm today till Monday 5 am

Rajasthan Weekend Curfew: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday night announced a weekend curfew in the state from 6 pm on April 16 to 5 am on April 19, in view of rising COVID-19 cases.

The chief minister took to Twitter to announce the fresh restrictions and appealed to people to follow COVID-19-appropriate behaviour at all times.

The decision comes on day that saw Rajasthan register 33 COVID-19 deaths and a record 6,658 new cases of the disease.

ALSO READ: Delhi records 16,699 new Covid cases, 112 deaths; positivity rate over 20 per cent

Banking and LPG services, and fruit, vegetable and milk vendors are exempted from the weekend curfew.

Gehlot warned that if strict steps are not taken in time, the situation may worsen like some other states which are witnessing a massive surge in the infections.

Election-related activities in Sahara (Bhilwara), Sujangarh (Churu) and Rajsamand assembly constituencies, where bypolls will be held on Saturday, are also be exempted. 

ALSO READ: Nationwide lockdown from April 15-30? The truth behind viral message

Latest India News

Write a comment

X