Corona cases in Udaipur reaches 20

The city has been recording an increasing number of positive cases again in the last 2 days. After the 30-year-old home guard was tested positive for COVID 19 in the late-night hours yesterday, 4 other contacts of the infected have tested positive taking the total number of corona infected cases in Udaipur to 20.

The 4 close contacts who tested positive include the primary infected’s mother, wife, cousin and neighbour.

The home guard, his father and the other 11 members of the family were admitted in the MB Hospital immediately after the home guard’s report came positive.

All the patient are residents of Kanji Ka Hata, near Kalaji Goraji in Udaipur. The case has raised an alarm in the Home Guard and Police department. Police and the health department officials are on their toes following up on the 20 positive cases in Udaipur.

Udaipur Administration has imposed curfew in Surajpol area.


Udaipurites join hands with the administration to fight COVID-19

As the lockdown has affected hundreds of labourers from the unorganised sector, it is becoming difficult for them to arrange for adequate food even for a day. To help these needy people, Udaipurites are joining hands with the administration in fighting the COVID-19 crises by donating ration and food to the people in need.

Many social organisations along with economically secure residents of the area have decided to distribute food items to the needy.

While the battle against coronavirus is underway in full swing, hunger has come to haunt many due to the economic crises that has followed. Organisations and individuals are supporting the administration by serving food and also providing financial aid.

13 teams of UIT and Udaipur Municipal Corporation are engaged in distribution work in the urban areas. A Booth Level Officer has also been engaged with each team.

However, some areas are still facing the problem of food being not reaching to the needy people. Citizens are requested to inform about such people to the administrative officials.


16 coronavirus samples tested and found negative in Udaipur

When the entire country in under complete lockdown, Udaipur Administration is doing its best to fight the deadly coronavirus from spreading further in the city. The lockdown is being practised in the city effectively and sincerely to a fair extent.

Apart from a few instances of panic and rush, the day-1 of complete lockdown went by well.

As per the latest reports from the MB Hospital as on March 26, 16 samples were tested in Udaipur and none of them came out to be positive for coronavirus. All the patients whose blood samples were tested have been discharged from the hospital. They have been instructed to stay in isolation. A Rapid Action Team formed to deal with coronavirus will be monitoring them for the next few days.

Out of the 16 patients tested in Udaipur, 9 are from Sirohi, 1 is from Rajsamand, 1 from Pratapgarh and one was from Udaipur. All of them will have to be home quarantined for 14 days and then will be under surveillance for another 14 days.

The Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) at the MB Hospital, Dr Dinesh Kharade informed that 269 people who were in contact with the suspects are also being monitored. Besides, another 297 cases are under surveillance.

The Medical Officer also informed that the Primary Health Centre (PHC) and Community Health Centre (CHC) and the Child and Women Speciality Centres at MB Hospital will be operational from 9 AM to 3PM.



Udaipur Tourism comes to a standstill! City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari closed till March 31

The tourist city of Rajasthan which has been waiting for the upcoming vacation season, Udaipur has entered the complete lockdown state closing all the major tourist spots in the city including City Palace and Saheliyon Ki Bari.

The directive has come from the city administration as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to shut all the 244 sites across the state including the popular Chittorgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Fort until 31st March 2020.

The tourism sector of Udaipur including the hospitality sector has been majorly hit by the decision. However, the city has been struggling hard to keep up the business since the outbreak of the virus.

The Shrinathji Temple of Nathdwara will also be closed immediately after the regular traditional prayers. The temple will only allow 50 people at a time to visit during the traditional prayers.

The existing situation has also hit the event industry which is a part of the tourism sector. Most of the events in the city have either postponed indefinitely or cancelled due to the prevailing situation.

The state tourism department has cancelled celebrations of all festivals till March 31 including Rajasthan Foundation Day and Mewar Festival in the city. Since the administration has urged people to avoid large gathering, all these and other events have been cancelled.