#UPDATE | Gujarat govt decides to impose ‘complete curfew’ in Ahmedabad from 9 pm of November 20 to 6 am of November 23. “Only shops selling milk and medicines to remain open during this period,” according to the order. https://t.co/09yBQzffV0
– ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
It has been decided to impose a 57-hour weekend curfew under the corporation limits from Friday to prevent the spread of corona virus infection in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat.
A release said that in view of the prevailing situation, the Gujarat government has stopped its decision to open secondary schools and colleges in the state from 23 November. Officials said the curfew would begin in Ahmedabad city from 9 pm on Friday (November 20), which would continue till six in the morning on Monday (23). Additional Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar Gupta said that only milk and drug shops will remain open during this ‘full curfew’.
Gupta has been appointed as the Special Officer by the Gujarat Government and his job is to supervise the functioning of corona virus infection in the Ahmedabad municipality.
Gupta had announced in the evening that the night curfew would remain in force from 9 am to 6 am daily from Friday (20 November) until further orders. However, hours later, Gupta said that the full curfew would be in force from Friday night to Monday morning. He clarified that the night curfew will be effective from 9 pm Monday in the city.
1,340 new cases of corona reported in Gujarat
In the last 24 hours, 1,340 new cases of corona virus were reported in Gujarat and with this the total number of infected in the state increased to 1,92,982 on Thursday. The state health department gave this information. During this time 1,113 patients have also become infection free.
According to a release issued by the Health Department, the total number of dead people increased to 3,830 due to the death of seven more patients in the state. 1,113 patients were discharged from hospitals on recovery. So far 1,76,475 patients have become healthy in the state. More than 54,900 tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours. So far, more than 70.33 lakh tests have been conducted in the state.