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Coronavirus outbreak: CM Gehlot says Rajasthan govt can provide 5,000 tests daily to neighbouring states

In a high-level meeting, Ashok Gehlot reviewed the status of the novel coronavirus infections and said that it is the government's top priority to save people's lives in this critical time of the Covid-19 pandemic

twitter-logoPTI | June 15, 2020 | Updated 09:57 IST
Coronavirus outbreak: CM Gehlot says Rajasthan govt can provide 5,000 tests daily to neighbouring states
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government will be able to provide facilities for up to 5,000 coronavirus tests per day, if required, to the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Delhi. Ashok Gehlot said testing capacity was earlier zero but has now increased to more than 15,000 tests per day in the state.

"Our government is ready to support neighbouring states to test for coronavirus in this time of trouble," Ashok Gehlot said in a statement. In a high-level meeting here, Ashok Gehlot reviewed the status of the novel coronavirus infections and said that it is the government's top priority to save people's lives in this critical time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ashok Gehlot said the situation of coronavirus infection is currently under control in Rajasthan and directed officials to continue with the system of screening further in the state. Ashok Gehlot said that after "Unlock-1", it has been seen that people are not keeping up with the seriousness of the health protocols.

Ashok Gehlot directed that anyone who violates other rules, including wearing of face masks and social distancing norms should be strictly dealt with. They should be warned that legal action will be taken against them for disobeying the rules. Ashok Gehlot said that a special campaign will be launched in the state from June 21 to 30 to create awareness about coronavirus.

Ashok Gehlot also reviewed the status of the employment of workers under the MGNREGA scheme.

Also read: Delhi govt reverses order to turn nursing homes into coronavirus facilities

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