57-hour complete curfew in Ahmedabad from Friday night- The New Indian Express

57-hour full curfew in Ahmedabad from Friday night- The New Indian Specific



AHMEDABAD: In a drastic transfer to stem the COVID-19 unfold in Ahmedabad metropolis after a spike in circumstances, authorities have determined to impose a 57-hour-long weekend curfew in municipal limits right here from Friday evening, stated officers on Thursday.

In the meantime, within the wake of the prevailing state of affairs, the Gujarat authorities has placed on maintain its earlier choice to open secondary colleges and schools within the state from November 23, stated an official launch.

The curfew in Ahmedabad metropolis will begin from Friday (Nov 20) at 9 pm and finish on Monday (Nov 23) at 6 am, the officers stated.

Throughout this “full curfew”, solely milk and drugs outlets willremain open, stated Extra Chief Secretary (Forest and Surroundings) Rajiv Kumar Gupta, appointed because the Officer on Particular Obligation by the Gujarat authorities to supervise Ahmedabad Municipal Company (AMC)’s coronavirus-related operations.

From Monday, an evening curfew will probably be imposed from 9 pm to six am until additional orders, he stated.

“The corona state of affairs was reviewed late evening and it has been determined {that a} full curfew shall be imposed from tomorrow evening 9:00 pm until Monday morning 6:00 amin the town of Ahmedabad.”

“Throughout this era, solely outlets promoting milk and medicines shall be permitted to stay open,” Gupta stated in a tweet on Thursday evening.

Within the night, Gupta had introduced {that a} evening curfew will probably be in drive each day between 9 pm and 6 am from Friday (Nov 20) until additional orders.

Hours after making that announcement, Gupta stated a “full curfew” will probably be enforced from Friday evening until Monday morning.

Gupta clarified that the each day evening curfew will come into drive within the metropolis on Monday at 9 pm.

Notably, Ahmedabad metropolis has been witnessing a gradual rise in coronavirus circumstances for the reason that starting of this month.

From round 140 each day circumstances a number of months in the past, the town is now witnessing over 200 COVID-19 single-day infections.

As many as 230 individuals from the town have been discovered contaminated with coronavirus in 24 hours ending at 5 pm on Thursday, the state well being division stated.

In an announcement issued within the night, Gupta stated although the AMC administration is taking numerous preventive steps, restriction on individuals’s motion is required to include the unfold of the viral an infection amongst individuals.

The senior IAS officer stated restrictions are wanted as individuals are flocking markets and different locations in massive numbers, which will increase the possibilities of human-to-human transmission.

To take care of the rising variety of sufferers, Gupta stated extra 900 COVID-19 beds have been made out there at 4 government-run hospitals in and round Ahmedabad.

These are Kidney Hospital, Most cancers Hospital and Sola Civil Hospital (all in Ahmedabad) and adjoining Gandhinagar Civil Hospital, the senior bureaucrat stated.

Gupta stated a complete of two,637 beds for coronavirus sufferers can be found within the metropolis – 2,237 in government-run hospitals and 400 in personal COVID-19 designated hospitals.

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