Udaipur administration has imposed a curfew with immediate effect in the Ambamata and peripheral areas.
This order by District Collector Anandi comes hours after the first positive case of Coronavirus was identified in Udaipur today afternoon. The 15 year old boy who was declared positive is a resident of Mulla Talai area (near Radisson Hotel) and was under Home Quarantine since 21 March, the day after he arrived from Indore, where he is studying.
The urgency with which the Curfew has been imposed speaks well of the proactive approach by the administration of Udaipur and the preparedness that has been in place over the last week for such a situation. The Curfew under Section 144 will be in place till April 16, as per the Collectors Order.
Police and other administrative officials, including ADM City, Sanjay Kumar reached the area and imposed a curfew. Earlier reports in UdaipurTimes had suggested that there would be sealing off in the zone, but a curfew was imminent.
Section 144 applies across the abovementioned areas and action will be taken under Section 144. No one will be allowed outside their homes or buildings and shops cannot be opened during the period the areas mentioned above are under Curfew.
District Collector, Anandi, in her communicated order no. F17/4(1) न्याय/2009/1781 dated 2 April 2020 said that the confirmation of a positive case of Coronavirus in Udaipur today afternoon has led her to decide that this could lead to spreading of the disease in residents in the immediate area and peripheral areas. This could possibly lead to danger to human life, health and disruption in peace within the city.
She further added that she is convinced that there is a need for imposing curfew in selected areas of Udaipur, and imposition of Penal Code 1973 under Section 144.
This order, for the aforementioned areas, will entail the following restrictions with effect from 2 April till 16 April: