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Jaipur’s walled city sealed, SDRF to make flag marches in area

Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) : After clamping curfew in the walled city three days back, the Jaipur administration from Tuesday evening totally sealed it in wake of 12 coronavirus positive patients being reported from the area, making it another Covid-19 hotspot after Bhilwara which has reported 27 cases out of total 93 cases in the state.

Additional Chief Secretary Home, Rajeev Swaroop said that State Disaster Response Force teams will be deputed here and will conduct flag marches in this area. Those violating curfew norms shall be arrested, he said adding that the residents of this area should know that medical teams are reaching out to each house for the sake of their health and hence they need to help them out as these teams are only conducting health surveys for them and they don’t want any information.

“They just want to see you healthy. If these teams reach out to you, then you need to inform about all family members. This is essential for you, your family and your neighbours.

“If you feel that any family member has cough, cold, breathing troubles, you should immediately call at the helpline,”

Swaroop also said that the passes issued earlier after curfew was imposed three days back stand suspended at 6 pm on Tuesday.

Police shall issue new passes in case of any emergency and one needs to apply it via mobile app, he said.

Only medical staff, district administration officials, police, municipal corporation employees and media shall be allowed in this vicinity and other than these, everyone shall stay where they are during the curfew, he added.

Health employees were facing certain challenges in this minority-dominated area who were allegedly attacking the health teams taking them to be CAA-NRC survey teams.

–IANS

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