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6 villages in Anand go into voluntary lockdown to combat COVID-19


Six more villages in Anand have gone for the voluntary lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 in their area. Several other areas in the state had earlier gone for voluntary lockdown as cases of COVID-19 saw a surge. The state has been recording over 1400 cases for more than four days now.

The six villages have announced a lockdown from noon onwards. The voluntary lockdown decision was taken by the traders of the six villages. 

The six villages in Vasad taluka of Anand District began the lockdown from noon on Thursday and will continue till September 29. Even street vendors followed the lockdown.

The six villages include Veersad, Vasad, Mogri, Dharmaj, Karamsad and Sarsa. The lockdown applied to medicine shops and those selling essential commodities too.

Other Places that went into voluntary lockdown

Earlier residents of certain pockets in Rajkot, Khedbrahma and Junagadh entered into voluntary lockdown.

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The traders in Khedbrahma of Sabarkantha decided to voluntarily enter into lockdown from September 14 to 21. The Soni Bazaar in Rajkot also announced a lockdown for a week up to September 19. The bazaar in Manavadar will also be shut down for a week in Junagadh.

In Khedbrahma, shops selling essential commodities were open from 8 am to 11 am. Milk parlours, medical shops, hospitals and government offices were allowed to remain open. 

In Danapith in Rajkot, shops were open from 8 am to 3 pm only. The Soni Bazaar saw a complete shutdown. The jewellers association decided on the shutdown after several jewellers succumbed to the illness in Rajkot.

A 12-day lockdown was also announced in Mangrol taluka of Surat after the gram panchayat saw a constant rise in cases. The bazaar was open from 7 am to 11 am only but milk parlour and medical stores were allowed to remain open. All religious places also remained closed.


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