COVID Spike: Total Curfew in Ahmedabad from Friday Night to Monday
The city will remain under the indefinite night curfew from Monday night onward.
The city of Ahmedabad will go under “complete curfew” from Friday night of 20 November till Monday morning of 23 November, but night curfew will remain thereafter.
Curfew will also be imposed in Rajkot, Surat, and Vadodara between 9 pm and 6 am, starting 21 November, ANI reported, quoting Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel.
Additional Chief Secretary, forest and environment Rajiv Kumar Gupta, and in charge of the COVID situation in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in a late-night tweet clarified that after the total curfew lifts Monday 6 am, the city will remain under the indefinite night curfew from Monday night onward.
The curfew has been imposed for an indefinite amount of time and came into effect after the city witnessed a rise in the number of coronavirus cases.
The city had recorded a total number of 46, 022 cases till Wednesday.
Officials say that this spike can be attributed to the festive season, and according to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, the number of micro-containment zones rose to 100 on Wednesday, after 14 more areas were added to the list.
Containment zones are residential and individual areas that are labelled as such after new cases of infection are detected there.
Additional Chief Secretary, Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who has been appointed as a special duty officer to monitor COVID-19 told NDTV that 40 percent beds are still available for coronavirus patients.
Even as the city has enough beds to accommodate new patients, the curfew is being introduced to curb the spread of the infection further.
The total number of infections in the country jumped 18 percent in the last 24 hours, according to official government data. Since January, India has recorded a total of 89,58,483 cases of coronavirus.
(With inputs from NDTV and ANI)
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