Lockdown relaxation: Offices in educational institutions, malls allowed to open in Rajasthan

The chief minister said due to arrangements made by his government, the number of migrants walking on foot to their home has come down in the state.

Published: 20th May 2020 01:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2020 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

Migrants undergo thermal screening before they board a special train to Bihar during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Bikaner Tuesday May 19 2020. (Photo | PTI)


JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government on Tuesday allowed offices in educational institutions and malls to open in the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, slated to end on May 31.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

According to an official statement, the offices will have to ensure social distancing is followed properly.

The chief minister said due to arrangements made by his government, the number of migrants walking on foot to their home has come down in the state.

Gehlot deputed 11 officers as in charge of districts where the number of COVID-19 patients is increasing.

The officers will monitor the situation and ensure proper arrangements in these districts, the statement said.

The coronavirus toll in Rajasthan rose to 143 on Tuesday with five more fatalities, while 338 new cases took the number of infections to 5,845, the Health Department said.

Two more deaths were from Jaipur, one each in Kota, Sikar and Nagaur districts.

There are 2,365 active cases in the state, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said.

Of the 338 new cases, Dungarpur recorded 87 cases, followed by 77 in Pali, 39 in Jodhpur, 22 in Nagaur districts.

Jaipur, Sirohi and Barmer reported 17 cases each, while there were 16 new cases in Udaipur, 12 in Bikaner.

Seven more people were afflicted with the disease in Sikar, five each in Tonk and Kota, three each in Ajmer and Churu, two each in Pratapgarh, Jhunjhunu and Bhilwara.

One case each was reported from Chittorgarh, Alwar, Dausa, Dholpur and Jhalawar districts.

A total of 3,337 patients have recovered and 2,928 discharged, the officials said.

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