[PHOTOS] 8PM public and market restrictions begin in Udaipur - roads silent once again

[PHOTOS] 8PM public and market restrictions begin in Udaipur - roads silent once again

The second wave of COVID-19 has brought the administration on its feet once again, after the lethargy that had set in during the last couple of months with festivities and political rallies tearing apart the social distancing norms. Hopefully these restrictions, if imposed in honest seriousness may result in a favourable result during the tough winter months...
[PHOTOS] 8PM public and market restrictions begin in Udaipur - roads silent once again
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  • A total of 73,118 Challans have been issued by the police for not adhering to the regulations imposed by Udaipur district administration
  • A total of Rs 89,42,200 penalty has been charged (details mentioned below)

Winters, as expected and warned by health experts, have brought in the second wave of COVID-19 with vengeance. Udaipur jumped to its highest recorded per day COVID positive cases - 184 (16% of total samples received).  The 8pm - 6am movement restrictions and market closure in Udaipur took effect today, with shops being shut at 7pm and movement restriction on roads beginning at 8pm.

Late last night on 21 November, the Udaipur District Administration, in line with the instructions of the state government, had re-imposed the unlock restrictions with the 8PM-6AM civil curfew. These restrictions have been imposed in the sensitive districts of Rajasthan, and include Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Ajmer, Kota, Bhilwara and Bikaner. This decision was taken at an emergency meeting called by the Chief Minister in the late evening hours of 21 November.

Apart from the evening and night restrictions, the penalty on not wearing face masks has increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500.

Schools reopening has been deferred indefinetly and shoppping malls and markets will need to shut down by 7pm across the 8 districts. Marriage participation has been capped at 100 people and offices with staff of more than 100 people will have to operate with 25% task force on premises.

The following action has already been taken by the police and administration against those who have failed to observe the regulations:

  • Not wearing face mask in public area: 13,420 Challans; Rs 26,83,600 penalty collected
  • Shops catering to customers not wearing face masks: 628 Challans; Rs 3,14,000 penalty collected
  • Spitting in public area: 134 Challans; Rs 26,800 penalty collected
  • Drinking liquor in public place: 20 Challans; Rs 10,000 penalty collected
  • Selling Pan, Tobacco: 18 Challans; Rs 18,000 penalty collected
  • Not maintaining Social distancing: 58,898 Challans; Rs 58,89,800 penalty collected

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