Gujarat imposes night curfew in 20 cities amid Covid-19 spike. Details here2 min read . Updated: 06 Apr 2021, 10:43 PM IST
- Government offices to remain closed on Saturday till April 30, CM Vijay Rupani said
The Gujarat government has decided to impose a night curfew in 20 cities till the month-end as the state is witnessing a rise in covid-19 cases.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced that "Night curfew to be imposed in 20 cities of the state between 8 pm to 6 am from tomorrow."
The CM further added, "100 people to be allowed at weddings. Grand events to be postponed until April 30. Govt offices to remain closed on Saturday till April 30."
The cities where night curfew will be imposed are Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Junagadh, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Anand, Nadiad, Mehsana, Morbi, Patan, Godhra, Dahod, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Bharuch, Surendranagar, and Amreli.
Meanwhile, Gujarat reported 3,280 fresh coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, the highest rise in a day, taking the tally of infections to 3,24,878 while 17 deaths pushed the toll to 4,598, the state health department said on Tuesday.
Gujarat is now left with 17,348 active cases.
Of the 17 fatalities, seven patients died each in Ahmedabad and Surat, while two succumbed to the infection in Rajkot and one died in Vadodara district.
With 2,167 people recovering in the last 24 hours, the count of recoveries in Gujarat went up to 3,02,932 on Tuesday, the department said in a release.
Gujarat's rate of recovery fell to 93.24 per cent, it said.
At 798, Ahmedabad city registered the highest number of cases in the state in the last 24 hours, followed by 615 cases in Surat, 321 in Rajkot, 218 in Vadodara, 196 in Surat district, 124 in Vadodara district and 107 in Patan district.
A total of 70.38 lakh people in Gujarat have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 8.47 lakh others have received the second dose so far, the release said.
Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 3,24,878 new cases 3,280, deaths 4,598, discharged 3,02,932, active cases 17,348 and people tested so far - figures not released.
A total of 16 new cases were reported in the adjoining union territory of Dadra, Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu in the last 24 hours, officials said, adding that 28 patients were discharged during the day.
Of the total 3,760 COVID-19 cases registered in the UT so far, 3,567 patients have recovered and two patients have died, they said, adding that the UT has 191 active cases.
Most states in the country have imposed new restrictions amid the latest surge in COVID-19 infections. The Maharashtra government has announced new guidelines under its 'Break the Chain' campaign to curb the spread of novel coronavirus infections, including night curfew and weekend lockdown.
The Delhi government has also imposed a night curfew till April 30.