Govt imposes section 144 in Rajasthan to contain spread of coronavirus outbreak

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government imposed Section 144 of the CrPC across the state in order to contain the spread of coronavirs outbreak after three members of a family were tested positive for the infection in Jhunjhunu district on Wednesday.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a high-level review meeting on Covid-19 to take stock of state’s preparedness.

The prohibitory orders will remain in effect till March 31.

Curfew has been imposed in 1km radius of the house of the Jhunjhunu family.

Following the meeting, Gehlot said that orders had been issued to rush all the three Covid-19 cases of Jhunjhunu to Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.

The state government also imposed ban on parents-teacher meetings and ordered closure of libraries.

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