Rajasthan health minister Parsadi Lal Meena on Friday informed that the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state is normal, with only a few deaths and hospitalizations reported across districts.
The news: Meena also stated that a decision on reopening schools will be made soon, and that future punitive measures may be taken against those who do not get vaccinated against the virus.
What he says: “The situation with Covid-19 is normal. There are fewer hospitalizations and deaths. We will take tougher measures in the coming days, including barring unvaccinated people from entering government buildings.”
- “We will also make a decision on reopening schools soon,” the health minister was quoted as saying by news agency.
COVID figures: Rajasthan recorded 9,227 new cases of coronavirus disease on Thursday, with 20 deaths. During the day, 16,087 people recovered from the infection. According to a health department bulletin, 87,268 people are currently receiving treatment in the state.
What’s going on: The state government had previously ordered the closure of schools until January 30 due to the recent surge in cases caused by the Omicron variant of the virus.
- According to the government’s orders, online classes will be available up to and including class 12 until January 30.
The government has also imposed a weekend curfew and reduced the number of wedding guests from 100 to 50.