Rajasthan’s home department has issued orders to continue the restraints imposed under section 144 in all 33 districts of the state till March 21. It is a step by the government to keep the residents safe from Covid-19.
For this, the government has given instructions to district authorities and administrators to ensure that all the provisions are strictly followed. Earlier, the restrictions were to be in action in force up to February 22.
According to the Home Secretary, “The restrictions under Section 144 have been expanded up to a month owing to the risk to the life of the residents of the city and their health condition with the spread of Covid infection.”
The current extension has been aimed to make sure that the residents of the state are protected from the dangers of the highly contagious Covid virus spreading in the state. The government’s intervention aims to further stop the already dulling virus spread. This will help the state to shift soon to the safer side with a hideous number of active cases, he further added.
Section 144, which was initially imposed in the state on March 18, 2020, with the spread of coronavirus, has now been extended again up to March 21 by the state’s home department. With this, it would be a year of implementation of Section 144 in the state soon.
Stable COVID records in Rajasthan
On Tuesday, Rajasthan registered a confirmed total score of 3,19,626 COVID cases with active cases of 1,206 and 2,785 deaths. Jaipur has witnessed a total count of 59,380 COVID patients while the active cases were 277 on Tuesday.
So far 8,21,059 vaccine doses have been conducted to the beneficiaries in the state. While the state is identifying a regulated rise in cases, it needs to be twofold sure before phasing out restrictions.
Fined for disobeying rules
As per the press note issued by Jaipur police, a penalty of Rs 1,000 was fined on people violating the rules. The action was taken under the Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020.
The action was taken for spitting in a public place and not maintaining social distance. However, no action was taken for not wearing face masks, consumption of liquor in public places and sale of paan, gutka and tobacco.