Rajasthan seals borders for one week after COVID-19 cases cross 11,000-mark; inter-state bus service to continue
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Panic triggered at inter-state borders shortly after the Rajasthan government sealed its borders in view of the rise in coronavirus cases, resulting in the government partially withdrawing its orders and allowing movement with relevant permissions.
According to a report by news agency PTI, Rajasthan's Transport minister Pratap Singh Khachariyavas said that the government has modified its previous orders and now allowed inter-state movement of buses between the states.
Earlier in the day, the Rajasthan government decided to seal its borders for one week after cases in the state reached 11,368. The government also said that movement will only be allowed for those having valid e-passes from responsible authoities.
“All movement to and from the state will be regulated. No person can enter Rajasthan without a 'No Objection Certificate' (NOC) from the state or leave without a pass”, Director General Of Police, Law and Order, M L Lather said in an order today. The state shares borders with Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
The directions regarding the sealing of borders have also been issued to all the IGs, SPs, commissioners and deputy commissioners of all ranges, the officials said. They were asked to put up check posts along state borders with immediate effect and the arrangements would be in place for the next seven days.
Apart from inter-state routes, check posts will be put up at railway stations and airports as well, the order said. District collectors and superintendents of police will be the authorities for issuing passes and only emergency cases like hospitalisation or death may be exempted, it said.
Rajasthan is the fifth worst-affected state in the country in terms of coronavirus tally after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat. The number of COVID-19 cases in the state increased to 11,368, with 123 fresh cases reported on Wednesday morning. The death toll in the state also climbed up to 256 deaths.
(With PTI Inputs)
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