Rajasthan govt imposes night curfew from 8pm to 6am in 13 urban districts

Updated on Jan 02, 2021 11:30 PM IST

As per the order, all offices, shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments will remain shut during the curfew period. The staff has been asked to leave office, shops by 7pm so that they reach their homes before the curfew time.

Sodala Crossing deserted during night curfew, in Jaipur, Rajasthan.(HT photo)
Sodala Crossing deserted during night curfew, in Jaipur, Rajasthan.(HT photo)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar

Rajasthan government on Saturday imposed a night curfew in thirteen districts of the state, news agency ANI reported. The curfew will come into effect from 8pm to 6am and will be imposed within the urban limits of the district head quarter towns of 13 districts including Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Nagore, Pali, Tonk, Sikar and Ganganagar.

As per the order, all offices, shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments will remain shut during the curfew period. The staff has been asked to leave office, shops by 7pm so that they reach their homes before the curfew time.

However, factories that require night shifts, chemist shops, emergency services, essential services have been exempted in the order.

Marriage-related gathering can also take place with strict adherence to the coronavirus protocol mandated by the government. Passengers coming/going to bus stand, railway station and airport are also allowed during the curfew period.

Cinema halls, entertainment parks will remain closed till January 15 besides restrictions on social, political and cultural events, the state government also said in its guidelines.

The latest guidelines were issued to check the spread of coronavirus amid the statewide outbreak.

On Saturday, the state reported 467 fresh Covid-19 cases and five deaths due to the disease. The fresh cases took the state’s Covid-19 infection tally to 3,09,319 and the death toll rose to 2,705 with the five fatalities.

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