JAIPUR: After the spike in Covid-19 infections continued on Friday in the state, chief minister Ashok Gehlot warned the public that the government may take stringent measures and advised them to be cautious at a review meeting held late in the day.
The state witnessed 402 new cases on the day and two patients lost their battle with the virus. The rising trend also continued in active cases which now stands at 3,121 in the state.
With this alarming situation, Section 144 CrPC has been extended in the state till April 21. At the review meeting, Gehlot took feedback from leaders of various political outfits, religious leaders and health officials. BJP state president Satish Punia and other leaders pledged their support to any measure taken by the government to bring the situation under control.
According to sources, the government is likely to bring back night curfew at vulnerable pockets and districts.
“There are some districts and pockets which have seen sudden spikes in cases. Nothing has been finalised but there is a possibility of introducing night curfew in some districts reporting an increase in the number of cases,” said an official who was part of the review which concluded at 11pm.
Out of the 402 fresh cases on the day, Kota reported 64, Jaipur 61, Rajsamand 38, Udaipur 38, Jodhpur 34, Dungarpur 30 and Bhilwara 19.
The state now has 3,121 active cases, with Jaipur leading with 627, Udaipur 391, Kota 303, Jodhpur 261 and Rajsamand 241 cases.
With two more deaths, one each from Udaipur and Ajmer, the total number of fatalities in the state has gone up to 2,796.