COVID-19: Ashok Gehlot calls for strict enforcement of lockdown in Rajasthan from 10 to 24 May

The Rajasthan chief minister also called for rationalising prices of medical oxygen, beds, ventilators, among others, in private hospitals

Press Trust of India May 10, 2021 09:28:03 IST
COVID-19: Ashok Gehlot calls for strict enforcement of lockdown in Rajasthan from 10 to 24 May

File image of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. PTI

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday asserted that the state-wide lockdown from 10 to 24 May should be strictly followed.

“There should not be any kind of laxity in enforcing the lockdown. Whoever violates the guidelines, strict action should be taken against them,” he said in a statement.

The chief minister said along with all efforts for investigation, treatment, vaccination and expansion of resources, the government will strictly follow the coronavirus-induced lockdown to prevent the spread of the infection. Without this, it is not possible to stop this deadly wave, he said.

He also conducted a high-level review on COVID-19 situation, lockdown and availability of resources.

Gehlot said the deaths from the virus are very worrying and distressing. In such a situation, people of the state should follow the lockdown with utmost sincerity and responsibility, he said.

He also suggested police forces to conduct flag marches in police station areas and checkpoints to create public awareness.

The chief minister also called for rationalising prices of medical oxygen, beds, ventilators, among others, in private hospitals.

The Rajasthan government has decided to implement a strict lockdown in the state from 10 to 24 May to break the chain of coronavirus infection. During this period, there will be no marriage ceremony and all religious places will remain closed. The Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA) works in rural areas will also remain suspended during this period.

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