Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, on Sunday, announced that the COVID-19 lockdown in Rajasthan will be extended till June 8. This time, the lockdown will be a three-tier public discipline lockdown (त्रि-स्तरीय जन अनुशासन लाॅकडाउन) which will be in force from 24th May 5 am till 8th June 5 am.
Rajasthan Home Department issued the order for extending the lockdown on May 23. The decision was made at a state-level meeting held on May 22.
Here’s all you need to know about the Rajasthan Lockdown:
- Fine for not wearing appropriate face masks in public places has been doubled from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000.
- Marriage and wedding ceremonies will not be allowed till June 30. However, marriages at homes and court marriages will be permitted with a maximum attendance of 11 people. The family where the wedding is being organized will have to submit details on covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in.
The weekend curfew is extended by one day, and will be imposed from Friday to Monday as opposed to the earlier schedule of only Friday to Sunday. This will be imposed from Friday, 28th May 12 noon to Tuesday, 1st June, 5 am and again from Friday, 4th June 12 noon to Tuesday, 7th June 5 am.
- COVID-19 vaccination beneficiaries can only visit the vaccination centres within the same locality as their residence. They are not allowed to visit distant centers.
- It will be mandatory for travelers coming from outside the state to submit the RT-PCR negative report, conducted within 72 hours.
- All medical emergencies and other permissible categories would be allowed.
- During the 3-tier public discipline lockdown, citizens are expected to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour at three levels – family, ward or village and state.
- Level 1: Stopping entry of outsiders into houses or meeting them at open spaces instead
- Level 2: Check spreader activities at village level and ensure the gathering of 5 or more are disallowed at village level
- Level 3: Inter-district and inter-village movement of people is barred
- Markets will remain closed except for dairy/milk parlours, fruits and vegetable shops and those selling fruits and vegetables on handcarts or rickshaws, flower vendors and Mandis.
According to a government release, the state may allow some relaxations in commercial activities from June 1 in districts where the COVID-19 situation will improve significantly.