Lockdown violators in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu to serve in COVID-19 quarantine wards; confirmed cases in state at 54

The district administration in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu area has decided to send lockdown violators to the quarantine wards to take care of coronavirus patients

Press Trust of India March 29, 2020 08:33:00 IST
Lockdown violators in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu to serve in COVID-19 quarantine wards; confirmed cases in state at 54

Jaipur: Coming out with a unique way of engaging' those flouting the lockdown orders amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the district administration in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu area has decided to send such violators to the quarantine wards to take care of coronavirus patients.

Lockdown violators in Rajasthans Jhunjhunu to serve in COVID19 quarantine wards confirmed cases in state at 54

Representational image. PTI

SDM Nawalgarh, Murari Lal Sharma also urged people to click photographs of those loitering on roads without any reason and send the pictures to the district authorities.

"I have decided that those flouting the lockdown orders will not be arrested and cane-charged by the police. We will use their services in sanitising the quarantine wards and taking care of the patients admitted in them," he told PTI.

Such people will be pressed into service in the quarantine wards set up at JJT University and Singhania University, the official said.

The official also circulated a message on social media to inform people about the decision.

This is not a joke as we will implement it from Sunday as there is a huge requirement for people to serve COVID-19 patients. It will be a win-win situation as Nawalgarh will get rid of such people (on the roads), and patients will also get the benefit, says the order. The state has reported 54 cases of the deadly disease.

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