New Delhi: The Rajasthan government on Monday (October 11) relaxed the COVID-19 restrictions, allowing religious events to be held ahead of the ongoing festive season.
As per the revised coronavirus guidelines, religious events can be held with a cap of 200 people who should have been given at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The government also directed that there would be night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am, news agency ANI reported. These new guidelines will come into force with immediate effect.
Cattle fairs can be organized after the permission of the District Magistrate. The government order states that shops, malls, commercial establishments etc. have been allowed to operate till 10 pm. Service providers like petrol and diesel pumps, CNG pumps, petroleum and gas related outlets can set their own opening and closing timings.
Rajasthan government issues revised COVID guidelines; Allows religious events with a maximum attendance of 200 people (at least partially vaccinated); Night curfew will be in place every day between 10 pm and 5 am pic.twitter.com/LpaOcnn2Xy
— ANI (@ANI) 11 October 2021
Earlier, the government had allowed 200 people to attend weddings instead of 50.
Rajasthan on 30 September Ban on sale and use of firecrackers across the state Amid the threat of a third COVID-19 wave during Diwali and till January 31, 2022. The government had also banned large-scale gatherings, which violate social distancing norms and result in high levels of air pollution leading to serious health problems.
Meanwhile, four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Rajasthan on Sunday (October 10), which took the total tally to 954,359, according to the health department’s bulletin. With no new deaths, the death toll stood at 8954.
(with agency input)