COVID-19 outbreak: Essential services should not be interrupted during lockdown, ensures CM Gehlot

Reviewing the situation of lockdown with the Collectors and the SPs across the state through video-conferencing, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that coronavirus can be kept at bay only through social distancing. The objective of lockdown is that people should stay in their houses. He said that supply of essential services should be smooth during the lockdown. The District Collectors and the Superintendents of Police should ensure that the directions given for lockdown were completely followed.During the meeting, Chief Minister said that the common man should not face any kind of problem for the important works. For this, the system of issuing permit should be made online. He said that the movement of private vehicles should be stopped strictly. "Our only priority is to keep people in their homes," he added. CM Gehlot also said that the Collectors should ensure that the poor, the people earning livelihood by selling items along the roadside, rickshaw-pullers, labourers etc get the supplies of food and rations. For this, the Collectors should take help of voluntary organisations, philanthropists and others.