In a bid to convey below management the COVID-19 pandemic within the metropolis, a curfew has been imposed in Ahmedabad from 9 pm on November 20 to six am on November 23, after which an evening curfew will stay in drive.
“Ahmedabad Municipal Company declared evening curfew from 9 pm to six am each day from November 21 to be able to management the unfold of Covid-19,” an order stated on Thursday.
The Gujarat authorities on Friday additionally determined to impose evening curfew in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot cities from November 21. “The curfew will stay in drive till additional announcement. I urge residents to cooperate with authorities to include the virus,” Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel stated in a press release.
In view of the whole curfew imposed in Ahmedabad metropolis by the Gujarat state authorities, Metro companies within the metropolis will stay suspended on November 21 and November 22.
“Metro companies will resume on November 23, Monday,” stated the official assertion of Gujarat Metro Rail Company.
Throughout this era, solely retailers promoting milk and medicines might be permitted to stay open.
Further Chief Secretary Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta, chatting with reporters on Thursday, knowledgeable that, an evening curfew will stay in drive even after the top of the “full curfew” till the COVID-19 state of affairs is introduced below management.
“In a bid to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in Ahmedabad, a couple of different vital selections have additionally been taken by the Gujarat authorities and Ahmedabad Municipal Company. Round 1,300 new beds are being availed in Ahmedabad,” Gupta stated.
He stated that presently round 2,600 of the entire 7,500 beds are vacant in Ahmedabad hospitals. “There isn’t a scarcity of beds in Ahmedabad for COVID-19 sufferers. The state authorities and the Ahmedabad Municipal Company are working to make sure no COVID-19 affected person faces any downside in getting a mattress for therapy,” Gupta stated.
“Variety of ambulances are additionally being elevated within the metropolis. Hospitals beds, that are mendacity vacant in hospitals close to Ahmedabad, are additionally being reserved,” he added.
In the meantime, the Gujarat authorities additionally determined to postpone the reopening of faculties and faculties in Gujarat, which have been earlier proposed to reopen from November 23, within the wake of the present coronavirus state of affairs within the state.
(With company inputs)