Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot implemented section 144 in the entire state after three people found positive with the novel coronavirus.
The trio, who have been found positive, are said to have been from the same family living in Jhunjhunu city of Rajasthan. All three COVID-19 positive returned from Italy on 8th March 2020. When they showed symptoms of the virus, their test samples were sent to Jaipur where they came out positive.
A Rapid Response Team including two Director level officers, five other officers, representatives of WHO, UNICEF was immediately sent to Jhunjhunu by the Health Department.
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan called an emergency meeting to decide upon imposing Section 144 in the entire state seeing the growing influence of coronavirus. During the period in which Section 144 is implemented, the administration prohibits the gathering of more than five people at any place in the entire state.
People in the state have been advised by the state government to not gather at religious and public places including temples and mosques. The Chief Minister also directed to stop the Parents’ and Teachers’ Meeting (PTM) in all government and private schools in the state with immediate effect till March 31. All the public and government libraries will also remain closed until the above date.
Section 144 for coronavirus in Rajasthan is implemented to put a check on the spread of the deadly disease.
A high-level review meeting to implement Section 144 for coronavirus was held by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr Ashok Gehlot. The prohibitory orders will remain effective till 31st March 2020.
Besides, the government has also imposed curfew in the 1 km radius of the house of the Jhunjhunu family which tested positive for COVID-19.