Active Covid-19 cases breached the 50,000 mark and touched a new high of 53,813 on Friday as the second wave showed no signs of respite across the state. Jaipurs active cases breached the 10,000 mark in the process and reached 10,215, accounting for 19% of all such cases.
In a major decision to curb the second Covid-19 wave by ensuring low mobility, the state government on Thursday night announced a weekend curfew from Friday 6pm to Monday 5am. However, emergency services such as milk and LPG supply, banking services will be exempted.
To ensure devotees visiting temples, mosques, gurdwaras and churches adhere to Covid guidelines, Jaipur police has roped in religious leaders and urged them to make videos appealing to public to follow the norms.
A lot of centres in the state that were conducting Covid-19 vaccinations have stopped it as supply has been hit due to limited supply of vaccines. The state received only 66,500 doses of vaccines on Monday and there is no information about further supply.
The district administration has said no procession will be held during Thursdays Gangaur festival in the city due to surge in the cases. The tourism department, which organises the main procession in the Walled City, had cancelled the event almost two weeks ago.
A day after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) recovered Rs 92 lakh from two Rajasthan Administrative (RAS) officers and their alleged middleman, the lower court sent them on remand for two days on Sunday.
BJP state president Satish Poonia has called off the protest led by Rajya Sabha MP Kirori Lal Meena with the body of a priest on the fourth day in Jaipur following the state government agreeing to most of the demands on Sunday.
The Chirawa police in Jhunjhunu district have arrested two vehicle lifters and seized a stolen SUV from their possession. Police nabbed the vehicle lifters while they were into finding and penalizing public not wearing masks late on Saturday evening.
In broad daylight, five robbers wearing masks and helmet, barged into a jewellery shop situated at Bapu Bazaar area of Chomu town on the outskirts of Jaipur and robbed Rs 15 lakh, two kilogram gold jewellery and some silver jewellery on Sunday.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) team has recovered Rs 80 lakh in a raid from the residence of two Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) officers posted as members of the revenue board in Ajmer late on Saturday.
Jaipur police have imposed round the clock curfew at selected places under Muhana, Sodala, Shipra Path, Jyothi Nagar, Mansarovar and Ashok Nagar police stations while the strict enforcement of night curfew from 8 pm till 6 pm in the entire police Commissionerate area in view of the surge in cases on Friday. The curfew will remain till the number of cases declines.
A woman clerk got vaccinated in Barmer on Friday and while returning on motorbike, she fell unconscious and died under mysterious circumstances. Surprisingly, the woman was 28 years old and didn't fall in the vaccination category.
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, the state, with 3,970 new infections, reported yet another highest single-day spike on Friday. This is the highest-ever since the pandemic began to ravage the state in March 2020. With 12 deaths on the day, the total number of fatalities in the state rose to 2,898.