Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Thursday decided to impose a strict statewide lockdown from May 10 to May 24.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the move after a virtual meeting on Thursday night. He said a “strict lockdown” will be in force from 5 am on 10 May.
Further, the government has prohibited the conduct of any wedding functions till 31 May. Advance booking amount already given to marriage gardens, bands etc. will be either returned or adjusted later, the government said.
However, weddings in courts or at home in the presence of a maximum of 11 people are permitted. The family that is organising the wedding will have to submit details at covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in.
In addition to this, with Covid-19 spreading in rural areas, the work of MNREGA will also be postponed.
The state government has decided:
- There will be a strict lockdown in Rajasthan from 5 am on May 10 to 5 am on May 24.
- There will be a ban on organising any wedding till May 31. No permission will be granted for any wedding-related event in this period.
- Permission will be given for court marriages and to organise weddings at home with the condition that more than 11 people will not be allowed to participate in it. The family where the wedding is being organised will have to submit details at Covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in
- No permission will be given to employ DJ, sound system, catering service etc. for these weddings.
- Owners of marriage halls, catering and tent service providers will have to either return the advance amount paid by customers for weddings in this period or mutually agree to organise the wedding at a later date.
- In rural areas, since several labourers have tested positive for Covid-19, all MGNREGA-related works will remain suspended till further orders.
- All religious places will remain closed during the lockdown.
- All private and public vehicles except those engaged in medical services will remain off-road during the lockdown.
- Inter and intra-state movement of goods and commodities will be permitted.
- All intra-state travels between districts, cities and villages will be barred during the lockdown except for medical and other emergency services.
- Any person visiting the state from any other state will have to produce a negative RT-PCR report that is not older than 72 hours.
- Anyone who does not provide a negative RT-PCR report will be quarantined for 15 days.
- To prevent migrant workers from returning to their native states, all industrial and construction activities will be permitted during the lockdown.
- Shops dealing in construction-related products and services will be allowed to operate.