Jaipur | Jagran News Desk: In a late night order, the Rajasthan government on Wednesday allowed six categories of shops and business establishments to open in the state from May 14.

In its order, the state government said that building materials and air conditioners shops will be allowed to open in Rajasthan while adding that restaurants, eateries and sweet shops will open only for take away and home delivery.

The state government said that hardware shops, building material shops, air conditioner, cooler, television, electronic and electric material shops, electronic repairing shops and automobile sale outlets have been allowed to open.

“Dhabas on highways can also open, according to the order issued by the home department. Shops and establishments will maintain safety precaution norms prescribed for work places,” the order stated.

The government, however, said that people will have to follow ‘social distancing’ and wearing of masks will be compulsory. Frequent sanitisation of the shops will also take place, the order said.

This comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will provide further relaxations in the lockdown 4.0. 

As far, the deadly coronavirus has affected more than 4,300 people and claimed the lives of 121 in Rajasthan so far, as per the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

"Four deaths have occurred, including two in Jaipur and one each in Pali and Alwar. As many as 202 fresh cases have been reported in the state today, including 61 in Jaipur district," Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said.

Singh said so far 2,573 patients have tested negative for the infection after treatment, of which 2,344 have been discharged from hospitals. The state has 1,699 active cases now.

The entire state is under lockdown since March 22 and a massive survey and screening is underway to track the people infected with the virus. 

(With PTI inputs) 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma