In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in Ahmedabad that has reported the maximum number of cases in Gujarat, the state government imposed curfew in parts of Ahmedabad from 6 am on Wednesday. The curfew will continue till 6 am on April 21.
The curfew was imposed in the walled city areas of the city that have evolved as a hotspot for the deadly virus, Behrampura, and Danilimda.
In a bid to facilitate people living in these areas, only women will be allowed to go out from 1 pm to 4 pm for the purchase of milk, grocery, medicines, and other essential items.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the decision to impose curfew has been taken as Ahmedabad alone has reported 404 of the 695 cases reported in Gujarat so far, which is more than 50 per cent of the total tally. Also, the majority of the cases reported in Ahmedabad are from the walled city areas and more cases are being detected every day as Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has adopted a proactive detection method to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Curfew will be imposed in Walled City of #Ahmedabad and Danilimda & Behrampura from 6 am tmrw
@AmdavadAMC teams are working overnight to ensure that tmrw vegetables & milk are made available to ppl in these areas
— Vijay Nehra (@vnehra) April 14, 2020
Municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra said AMC teams have worked overnight to ensure the supply of vegetables and milk in the curfew areas and the civic body will use 125 vans for the purpose.