Rajasthan: The Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government will reimpose restrictions under Section 144 from Saturday over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The Gehlot government has given the powers to all district magistrates to bring back the prohibitions under Section 144 across all districts of Rajasthan.
The District Magistrate can impose Section 144 for a longer period only after consulting with the state government.
Witnessing the rising cases of the virus, the Central government on Thursday had sent a central team to Rajasthan.
The central teams were also sent to Haryana, Gujarat and Manipur to support these states’ efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of coronavirus positive cases.
On Friday, the total number of coronavirus cases in India spiked to 90,04,365 and the death toll to 1,32,162, with the infection claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours.