Rajasthan government orders closure of schools
JAIPUR: In response to a surge in Covid-19 cases in the state capital, the Rajasthan government ordered all government and private schools in Jaipur to close for classes 1 to 8 from January 3 to January 9. According to new Covid-19 guidelines notified by the Rajasthan government on Sunday, the district collector in other districts of the state has been authorized to make a decision on continuing educational activities after consulting with the additional chief secretary who oversees the education department.
The new order was issued after chief minister Ashok Gehlot met with religious leaders, political parties, and non-governmental organizations to discuss how to avoid and mitigate the spread of Covid-19 new version of Omicron.
The majority of new Covid cases in the state have been recorded in Jaipur. On Sunday, the state of Rajasthan recorded 355 new cases, including 224 from Jaipur, 34 from Jodhpur, 24 from Ajmer, 12 from Pratapgarh, 11 each from Alwar and Kota, and six from Bhilwara and Udaipur.
According to a state government release, regular teaching activities in all government and private schools in the Jaipur Municipal Corporation region (Greater/Heritage) for classes I to 8 would be suspended from January 3 to January 9.
Universities must confirm that students and staff members have received both vaccination doses.
The government has also imposed a limit of 100 persons per wedding, as well as public, social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural, and religious celebrations and gatherings.
Furthermore, video records of the wedding must be organized. In the event of complaints or infractions, the recording will be required to be presented to the authorities. In the event of a violation, the event site may be shut for seven days.
A funeral can only have a maximum of 20 participants, according to the rules.
Religious institutions with an online darshan system will continue to operate. Carrying flowers, garlands, prasad, chadar, and other worship items to holy locations would be prohibited.
Domestic tourists arriving in Rajasthan must present double vaccination certificates or RT-PCR negative test results that are less than 72 hours old, according to the requirements.
The government has ordered that all business organizations guarantee that their employees are double-vaccinated by January 31.