Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], June 10 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday announced financial assistance of Rs 5000 each to around 2000 artists in the state, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

In a tweet, in Hindi, the Chief Minister said, "It has been decided to provide one-time assistance of Rs 5,000 to the artists in the state who are facing financial problems due to the unforeseen circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 epidemic. With this decision, about 2,000 artists who are financially weak and needy will get relief."

The Rajasthan government on June 7 announced certain relaxations to the COVID-19 lockdown imposed in the state until further orders following a dip in the number of infections and the positivity rate.

Though the 'week-end curfew' will remain in force from Friday evening to Monday morning, the shops and commercial establishments will be allowed to open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The government and private offices will also function till 4 pm every day with the presence of 50 per cent staff.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan logged 1792 fresh cases, 2282 discharges and 30 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. (ANI)

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