Udaipur City declared as Containment Zone

The District Magistrate issued late-night order to declare Udaipur city as a Containment Zone. The order came late in the night after the city witnessed an explosion in the number of positive cases for novel coronavirus on the evening of May 8.

Udaipur Containment Zone

The city recorded the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases yesterday taking the total number of cases to 100.

After the 30-year-old home guard was tested positive for COVID 19 on May 6, the department did the screening and sampling all the people who came in contact with the primary infected in UIT and Kanji Ka Hata.

With 5 of the city police stations already under curfew, the administration decided to clamp down with a containment order for the entire city, rather than establishing curfew in additional areas.

As per the order, Udaipur city will be treated as a containment zone from 12 pm on May 9. Meanwhile, all the will permissions and relaxation given to the people would be lifted back.

What is the Containment Zone?

All activities barring essential services such as medical emergencies and law enforcement would not be allowed in these areas. There shall be stricter perimeter control in the area of the containment zones to ensure that there is no unchecked inward/ outward movement of population from these zones.


Lockdown extended by 2 weeks from May 4 with some relaxation

The nationwide lockdown which was scheduled to end on Sunday, 3rd May, has been extended for another two weeks i.e. till May 17 2020. However, this time, considerable relaxations have been announced for the districts falling under red, orange and green zones. The economically-important cities like Ahmedabad, Banglore along with the 4 metros are marked under the red zone.

However, this time, more services will be allowed to resume especially in the zones which are virus-free and which have reported minimal cases of coronavirus.

The prohibition includes movement of individuals for “non-essential” activities between 7 pm and 7 am. Besides, senior citizens, kids below 10 years of age and people with vulnerable health conditions are to stay at home except for health purposes.

According to the Ministry of Health, the third phase of lockdown would allow local workers including the domestic help to work during the day. However, states are expected to clarify the rules according to the local condition in this regard.

Private offices can also resume their work with 33% of staff strength even in the red zones.

The Health Ministry has set a framework for states on the basis of the norms. The states are allowed to increase the restrictions but cannot dilute them. As per these norms, greens zones or the areas which have not reported any fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 21 days, are allowed to come back to normalcy.

The movement of taxis, autos and rickshaws are allowed in these areas. Buses will also be allowed to operate at 50% capacity in green zones.

This relaxation will also be applicable to the regions falling under the orange zone where no cases have been detected for a fortnight.

However, in the zones marked as red, such movement is prohibited. Private four-wheelers with 2 passengers in the back and two-wheelers without any pillion rider are permitted in red zones.

E-commerce companies are also allowed to deliver non-essential items in both green and orange zone but not in the red zone.

Overall, throughout the country, not many activities are prohibited in Lockdown 3.0.

Prohibited activities throughout the country include:

  • Travel by Air, Rail, Metro
  • Inter-state movement by road
  • Running of educational institutes and coaching centres
  • Hospitality Services – Hotels and Restaurant
  • Large public gatherings
  • Cinema Hall
  • Malls
  • Gyms
  • Sport Complexes
  • Religious places

Rajasthan Government asks Pharmacists not to sell Cough, Cold and Fever medicines without Doctor’s Prescription

Rajasthan Government on Monday directed all the medical shop owners in the state to not sell the medicines of cold, cough and fever to people without a written prescription from a doctor.

The pharmacists are asked to note down the name, address and phone number of patients who come to buy medicines for fever, cough and cold and inform the in-charge of the nearest health centre.

Since the symptoms of COVID-19 are same as that of the normal flu or Swine Flu, the patients or their caretaker are buying the medicines for these symptoms over the counter without consulting the doctor.

It was observed the people with COVID-19 like symptoms are avoiding getting tested for the virus.

Besides, to keep a track of the spread of COVID-19, other states in the country have also issued advisories asking medical shop owners and chemists to keep a track of all the cough/cold/flu medicines sold.

States like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Orrisa, Maharashtra & parts of Bihar have issued advisories to medical shops and chemists to keep a record of people who buy cough, cold or fever medicine. These shop owners in these states also have also been asked to record the address, name & phone number of people to come to buy medicines for the said symptoms.

The authorities are planning to collect the list daily to trace people and subsequently test them for COVID-19, the report said.


Udaipur COVID19 Update: 40 samples tested and all were negative

Udaipur Collector, Anandhi, in her message to Udaipur on 3rd April, has asked the citizen not to panic.

She informed that 18 people from the family of the 15-year-old infected boy were tested for coronavirus. Out of them, 3 were found positive. One of the positive patients is a nurse in the swine flu ward of the MB Hospital. After which, samples of all those who came in direct contact with the nurse have also been collected. The reports will be out in due course.

In the last couple of days, a total of 40 samples were tested and none were found to be positive.

The administration has imposed curfew in the nearby area of the residence of the infected 15-year-old boy on the evening of 2nd April. The decision was made immediately after the report of the boy was confirmed to be positive.

Udaipur SP Kailash Chand Bishnoi said that imposing curfew was essential to ensure the safety of others. He has requested the people to respect the decision of the administration and adhere to the rules and regulations set up around the lockdown.

Besides, the Udaipur Administration is taking the necessary steps to distribute essential items to the families after the imposition of curfew in the Ambamata and the nearby areas.

Milk and vegetables will be distributed on a regular basis and groceries will be distributed every alternate day. Administrations is assuring that all the items will reach the area before 9AM every morning.


उदयपुर का पहला कोरोना पॉज़िटिव 15 साल का बच्चा

कोरोना वायरस से प्रदेश में अब हालात चिंताजनक बनने लगे हैं। उदयपुर के मल्लातलाई में 15 साल का बच्चा मिला कोरोना संक्रमित। कुछ दिनों पहले इन्दौर से लौटा था परिवार। तब से पूरे परिवार को रखा गया था क्वॉरेंटाईन।

प्रशासन ने मल्‍लातलाई क्षेत्र के रजा कॉलोनी में रहने वाले पूरे परिवार को क्‍वॉरेंटाइन कर दिया है और आस पास भी सुरक्षा व्‍यवस्‍था काफी कड़ी कर दी गई है। बच्‍चे को एमबी अस्‍पताल के कोरोना वार्ड में भती करा दिया गया है।

उदयपुर में कोरोना के प्रवेश से कोई घबराने या डरने की जरूरत नही। उदयपुर के कोरोना जाच चिकित्सा दल ने पुरे परिवार को इंदौर से आते ही 14 दिन के लिए होम कोरेनटाइन कर रखा था ताकि यह परिवार किसी और के सम्पर्क में न आये!

इसिलिये घबराए नही बस सावधानी बरते और घर में रहे और दुरी बनाए रखे।

घबराए नहीं। सतर्क रहें। घर में रहें।


Udaipur Administration issues directives for COVID-19

Under the Rajasthan Lockdown, Udaipur City Collector Anandhi issued directives to take necessary measures to check the outbreak of coronavirus.

Talking to the media, the collector said the administration ensures the supply of essential products and services including food, medical shops, ration shops, banks, police stations, hospitals etc. However, the other non-essential services businesses and services will remain suspended till 31 March.

Through Sahkari Upbhokta Bhandar, the city administration has arranged for 10 thousand food packets to be distributed to needy people in case of any emergency. An advance lift of ration items under the PDS scheme would also be made to ensure that there is no shortage of edible items.

The collector ensured to develop modalities to manage the supply of essential goods and services during the lockdown period. A helpline and control room would be set up soon for the people in case of emergencies.

Besides, the administration has made a 14 days institutional quarantine and 14 days home quarantine for those who have returned from sensitive countries. The collector has also issued instructions of home quarantine for those who have come to Udaipur including Maharashtra, Punjab, Bhilwara, Jhunjunu and other affected cities of India.

The administration will stamp their hand with “Proud to Protect Rajasthan Home Quarantine Till Date”.

The local public and neighbours can monitor such people and inform the administration.

There have been no positive cases reported in Udaipur so far.

Only limited vehicles carrying patients to hospitals would be permitted on the roads. However, all public and private transport services would remain suspended during the lockdown.

Moreover, vegetable vendors would be going door to door in colonies for vegetable supplies to avoid rush and gatherings in vegetable markets.

Although the banking services are operational during the lockdown, the administration has appealed to people to visit bank only in case of urgent and necessary bank-related work.

During the lockdown, till 31st March, SP Kailash Chandra Bishnoi has implemented Section 144 in which not more than 5 people are permitted to assemble at public places. The SP and the administration have also appealed to people to stay away from rumours on social media and not to spread them further.

The police will trace and arrest people who are spreading false news.

Services operational during the lockdown:

  • Medica and Health services
  • Medical College and Education
  • Ayurvedic College and institutions
  • Home Services (Police, Jail, Home Guard, FSL)
  • Finance Department
  • Personnel Department
  • District Administration departments
  • Electricity and Power department
  • Water (Public Health Department)
  • Autonomous administrative bodies (Udaipur Municipal Corporation)
  • Food and Civil Supplies Department
  • Disaster Management and Support
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Department of Information and Technology
  • Department of Public Relations
  • Department of Transport
  • General Administration
  • State Motor Garage Department
  • Legal Department

Public entry into all these departments will be forbidden and restricted entry will be permitted.