Udaipur Fights Coronavirus | Directives Issued by Collector: Essential Services to resume during Lockdown

Udaipur Fights Coronavirus | Directives Issued by Collector: Essential Services to resume during Lockdown

Administative Departments | Media | Banks | ATM | IT Companies | Food Vendors | Grocery Stores | Medical Stores among those exempted from Lockdown
Udaipur Fights Coronavirus | Directives Issued by Collector: Essential Services to resume during Lockdown

Strict Quarantine for those coming to Udaipur from sensitive countries as well as from Maharashtra, Punjab, Bhilwara, Jhunjunu, etc.

Face Mask and Sanitizer Prices fixed

Not more than 5 persons can be together at a place

Under the state lockdown orders issued for all districts across Rajasthan, certain defined essential services will be allowed to operate and other businesses and services will need to be shut down with immediate effect, till 31 March, until further orders.  Apart from this various other orders and information has also been made available in the press conference held by the District Collector today evening.

Kindly note the following information that is related to the next few days of implementation of Lockdown in the state as well as imposition of Section 144 following the Janta Curfew today.

Except for defined essential services and establishments, all Government offices, Quasi-government undertakings, Autonomous institutions, State board corporations, business establishments, private offices, Malls, Shops, Factories, Workshops, Godowns, Schools, Colleges, and Public Transport services (Roadways, City Buses, Private Buses, Taxis, Auto Rickshaws, etc.) will remain closed.

ESSENTIAL SERVICES and BUSINESSES that will be allowed to operate are defined as under (the definition of essential services will be determined by the administration looking at the circumstances from time to time):

Medica and Health services | Medical College and Education | Ayurvedic College and institutions | Home Services (Police, Jail, Home Guard, FSL) | Finance Department | Personnel Department | District Administration departments | Electricity and Power department | Water (Public Health Department) | Autonomous administrative bodies (Udaipur Municipal Corporation) | Food and Civil Supplies Department | Disaster Management and Support | Panchayati Raj | Department of Information and Technology | Department of Public Relations | Department of Transport | General Administration | State Motor Garage Department | Legal Department

Public entry into all these departments will be forbidden and restricted entry will be permitted.  Officers and staff of all departments other than the above defined essential services will operate under the Work from Home model.  These officers will, however, be under the beck and call of senior officers from time to time and can be asked to come to work if needed. The staff and officers of the non-essential departments will also NOT BE ALLOWED to either take leave or leave the head quarters of their posting. They are also not permitted to leave home during working hours.

Restrictions of working from home or not opening the business will not be applicable on the following businesses/services as well:

Media and Press Services; Information Technology Services;; Medical Stores, Surgical Supply stores, Banks; ATM; Post Offices; Clinics; Petrol Pump; LPG Gas Agencies; Dairy Services; Provisional and Kirana Stores; Fruit and Vegetable Stores and Vendors.       

Even in the case of absence of public transport services, the administration will ensure that ample services are operational to assure ease of transportation from airports, railway stations, and to and from hospitals.

Collector decides the Price of Face Mask

In order to ensure that Mask and sanitizers do not come to a black market status, the Collector has defined the sale price of face masks between Rs 3 (two layer mask) and Rs 4 (three layer mask) and Sanitizers to Rs 100 for every 200 ml bottle. This decision comes after the above products were classified under Essential Commodities.

Not more than 5 persons can get together

District Collector Anandi also update media on the alterations to the Section 144 clause that doesn’t permit more than 20 people to get together at one point.  This has been reduced to 5, considering the increase in quarantine cases in Udaipur and positive cases in nearby towns.

Economically Weaker Section will be aptly supported

In her address to the media, Anandi said that the administration, under instructions from the Chief Ministers office, will make adequate provisions for supply of food and water to those in the economically weaker sections of society. Food packets and kitchen services are being arranged.

Full Staff Strength will be need to monitor and control the inflow of people

The influx of people into Udaipur, both residents and tourists, over the last couple of weeks, has made it more cumbersome for authorities to track them, list them and monitor their symptoms.  Hence, the administration is not sure of who has the infection and who hasn’t. Accordingly, the marking and sensitization work will take another couple of days and for that maximum staff strength is necessary. All staff from the health department and administrative departments have come together to achieve this.

Be Alert | Don’t Believe in Rumours

The Collector, in her address, stressed on the media allaying fears caused by spread of fake news and rumours on social media.  She said that such rumours are being monitored and administration will take necessary and strict steps to control such and bring the rumour mongers to task.


In order to comprehensively mitigate the primary carriers of the infection into Udaipur, the district administration is rounding up all those who have travelled from foreign countries. Depending on their country of travel and their health condition as well as symptoms, they are being issued quarantine orders – hospital care, institutional quarantine or home quarantine. In case of home quarantine, specific instructions and trainings will be held and the homes of those under home quarantine will be marked and stickers will be placed outside the homes of such, instructing the correct procedure of interaction with those under home quarantine. A 14 days institutional quarantine and 14 days home quarantine is mandatory for those who have returned from sensitive countries.

HOME QUARANTINE for those returning from sensitive cities in India

The Collector has issued instructions for home quarantine for those who have come to Udaipur from sensitive towns in India as well.

Those who have come to Udaipur from Bhilwara, Jhunjhunu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, etc, will also be put under home quarantine for 14 days if they are found to have any symptoms.  The administration will also stamp their hand with “Proud to Protect Rajasthan Home Quarantine Till Date”. Monitoring of such people will be done through their neighbors and local public.  The list of such people will be available once a door to door survey is accomplished in the next few days. This information will be sent to the District Control Room.

Club Mahindra Property under Quarantine

The district administration has instructed the staff and management and guests of Club Mahindra property where the infected Doctor from Bhilwara was found, to be under quarantine till 31 March.

CORONA MONITORING CELL: Mahayamaya Prasad Chaubisa – 9829430220

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