After preponing summer breaks, the Rajasthan government has now asked school teachers to use the holidays and work to spread awareness about COVID-19.
Commenting on Twitter, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot wrote, “Teachers are the pioneers of the society, so their social responsibility in the time of this disaster increases….I request all the teachers to make their neighborhood, village, and acquaintances aware of the Corona protocol viz. mask social distancing and Chiranjeevi Scheme.”
“All teachers must fulfill their responsibilities to the community and get more people registered under Chiranjeevi Yojana,” CM said. Chiranjeevi is a Rs 5 lakh free life insurance policy that will be available from May 1 to families enrolled under the scheme until April 30, which includes Covid-19 treatment.
Schools across Rajasthan are closed from April 22 to June 6. Earlier, Rajasthan had announced “Jan Anushasan Pakhwada” or two weeks of public guidance to stop the spread of COVID-19 from April 19 to May 3. Rajasthan Board also promoted students from classes 1 to 9 without exams. While grade 8 board exams have been canceled, the decision for classes 10 and 12 is expected to be quick.
The government has set stricter lock regulations for buses that include 50 percent of passenger buses. Private vehicles will be allowed up to 50 percent with the driver only if emergency or emergency assistance is provided.
Meanwhile, from May 1 onwards, the government has lifted the age limit for the COVID-19 vaccine. Now anyone over the age of 18 can get an injection in India. Registration for vaccination for all over the age of 18 will start on the CoWIN and Aarogya Setu App platform from 28 April.