In a move to break the coronavirus chain, the state government has taken a major step on Thursday of imposing lockdown from 10 May to 24 May and suspending marriage functions.
The government has announced a complete lockdown which will be in effect from 5 am on 10 May to 5 am on 24 May. Along with this, marriage functions will be completely stopped till the 31st of May. The home department has issued new guidelines which have further tightened the restrictions already in place.
As per the guidelines, only court marriage or marriage at home will be allowed with not more than 11 attendants. There is a complete ban on marriage processions, marriage functions, DJ’s, bands, caterers. The gathering of guests is strictly prohibited. Marriage halls, gardens and hotels will remain closed.
The e-intimation of marriage will have to be given on the portal http://covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in. Home delivery of any type of items related to tent house and confectionery will also not be allowed for marriage. The caterers and marriage garden owners have to return the advance payment paid by the parties.
Other restrictions issued by the home department
Workers working in rural development schemes including National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme will be allowed to work with the Corona protocols and social distancing.
All religious places will stay shut during the lockdown. The government has requested people to perform poojas and prayers at their homes only.
Distribution of newspapers is allowed from 4 to 11 in the morning and the journalists are also permitted to work and travel.
All public transport such as buses, tempos, jeeps will be completely closed. Only vehicles for medical services are permitted. Vehicles transporting essential goods within and outside the state will be exempted.
For those coming from outside the state, the Corona Negative RTPCR report conducted within 72 hours will be mandatory. They have to be quarantined for 15 days as well.
In case if any covid patient is admitted to the hospital, only one attendant of the corona patient is allowed to visit that too if there is an emergency. Along with this, no attendant should go with the hospitalized corona patient, and only one person should be allowed to do so if necessary. The attendant has to give their name, mobile number and address to the department. Also, the attendant will have to stay in the home quarantine being isolated from his family for 15 days.
All government offices except medical, emergency services will remain closed as before. Markets will remain closed. The items of daily need such as fruit, vegetables, milk dairy and grocery shops will remain open as earlier from 6 am to 11 am.