6 April: Covid19 Updates for Rajasthan
This posts lists information & news updates for 6 April on Covid19 situation for Rajasthan:
Online Delivery of Grocery for Jaipur
The State Government of Rajasthan has launched a website & an application for residents of Jaipur, to enable them to purchase grocery & other essential items online from home. The purchased items will be delivered at home.
Government Notice: जयपुरवासी अपने आस-पास की राशन दुकान से राशन सामग्री की होम डिलीवरी पर उपलब्ध मोबाइल एप ‘‘E-Bazaar covid-19’’ की सहायता से करा सकते हैं। इसे राज्य के सूचना एवं प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग द्वारा विकसित किया गया है। विभाग द्वारा पूर्व संचालित ई बाजार वेबसाइट को ई-बाजार कोविड-19 के रूप में अपडेट कर दिया गया है जिसमें मुख्य पृष्ठ के बाएं कोने मेंं एप को डाउनलोड करने का लिंक दिया गया है।
- e-Bazaar Covid-19: Website
- Download link available on website.
- This is presently only for residents of Jaipur.
275 units get permission for manufacturing essential items
The industries department has given permission to 275 units manufacturing essential products and approved passes to over 1,600 employees who will be working in these factories. Besides, 647 mills have started operations for processing wheat flour, dal, oil and spices to ensure there’s no disruption in supply of essential commodities during the lockdown period.
Private schools begin online classes
Most of the private schools have begun the new academic session with online classes. But the move has been difficult for the parents and teachers who have to shell out a lot of money to buy expensive data packs.
Rajasthan Second in Covid19 Testing
CM Shri Gehlot informed that Rajasthan has conducted 11,136 test for Covid19 and the state is second only to Kerala in terms of number of testing.
30% of DMFT funds available for Corona Pandemic
The State government has permitted use of upto 30% of District Mineral Foundation Trust (DMFT) to prevent spread of Corona Virus in Rajasthan.
Govt. to adopt Zika Combat plan to contain Covid19
The State Government is planning to adopt combat plan that it had employed for Zika Virus containment in 2018, for corona virus situation in Rajasthan. The plan aims to contain the community spread of coronavirus.
Zika Combat Plan – Sero Surveillance
Sero Surveillance was implemented during spread of Zika in different parts of the state in 2018. During Zika spread in 2018, 158 people were infected. Though the state government did not impose curfew, they restricted movement of people in the affected areas.
Sero surveillance is an effective way of measuring the proportion of a population that has antibodies to the relevant infection. According to the health department, the test is quite simple. The official said the test is just like blood sugar test. There will be stripes attached to a handy machine. A drop of blood will be placed on the stripe and the machine will show the report if the person has antibodies to the virus.
The sero surveillance is the next stage for screening of the persons for Covid-19. Currently, the health department officials are going door-to-door with a questionnaire and they check if the person has influenza-like illness or he has any contact with a Covid-19 patient or a travel history. But, they do not have any diagnostic test done randomly. Now, these health teams will be armed soon with a handy machine to ascertain the prevalence of virus at the community level.