Home / News / India /  Rajasthan makes RT-PCR test must for people entering state, imposes night curfew

Rajasthan government today issued an order making the RT-PCR test mandatory for people entering the state and those traveling outside the state.

The order further stated that "Classes 1 to 9 will remain suspended. DMs can impose night curfews but they will be required to seek govt's permission for curfew before 8 pm and after 6 am."

"Excluding the takeaway and delivery services, restaurants should abide by the night curfew. Not more than 100 people will be allowed at weddings while cinemas/theatres/multiplexes will be closed," the order further stated.

According to the guidelines issued by Principal Secretary (Home) Abhay Kumar, the government also restricted the number of people at social gatherings to a maximum of 100.

College classes, except for final-year students, will remain suspended during the period but students can take their practical exams with prior permission.

Nursing and medical colleges will remain functional as earlier.

It will be mandatory for the travellers from outside the state to submit a negative coronavirus test report, not old than 72 hours before arrival in Rajasthan.

As per the guidelines, the night curfew will remain in force from 8 pm to 6 am. Dining at restaurants and hotels during the curfew hours has been prohibited while home delivery of food has been allowed.

Swimming pool operations will also remain suspended during the period.

The Rajasthan government also advised people not to undertake inter-state travel.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan on Sunday reported 1,729 fresh coronavirus cases which pushed the infection tally to 3,39,325, while two fatalities took the toll in the state to 2,829, according to an official report.

One death each was reported from Ajmer and Nagaur districts, it said. The fresh cases included the highest of 258 in Jaipur, 225 in Kota and 194 in Jodhpur, the report issued here said. A total of 3,23,618 people have recovered from COVID-19 and the number of active cases at present is 12,878, it said

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