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Breaking: AMC seals AB Jewellers in Shivranjani for COVID-19 norm violations


The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has sealed the AB Jewellers showroom in Shivranjani area of the city. The showroom was sealed after the AMC carried out a surprise check at the showroom and saw that it failed to follow COVID-19 norms. 

A crowd of customers was inside the showroom and no social distancing was maintained. The civic body sealed the jewellery showroom for violation of COVID-19 norms. AB Jewellers will now be issued a notice and will be allowed to be open only after it ensures that COVID-19 norms are followed.

AMC sealed 31 tea stalls earlier

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had earlier sealed 31 tea stalls in the city for violation of COVID-19 norms. Most of the tea stalls were sealed after it was found that no social distancing was maintained at such stalls.

After the AMC swung into action several tea stall owners voluntarily shut down their shop. In all, over 1,100 such tea stalls have been shut voluntarily sources in the know said.

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The Solid Wastes Management department of the civic body had formed 122 teams to check for COVID-19 norm violations in the city.

AMC’s drive against AB Jewellers not unique

In the first week of September alone, as part of the AMC’s drive, the testing at various construction sites and offices had helped the civic body detect 225 positive cases from such sites. Most of those who tested positive belonged to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.

Some of the sites where the AMC carried out the testing included the PSP Colony at GMDC ground, several showrooms including those of BMW, Swaminarayan Temple among others.

Those who were found positive were put under treatment and moved to COVID care centres and put in isolation. The passengers arriving at Ahmedabad Railway station were also tested for COVID-19. Those with severe symptoms were moved to COVID-19 care centres.

Gujarat has for the second consecutive day on Saturday recorded over 1400 COVID-19 cases. The overall cases in the state has now crossed the 1,20,000 mark. Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot are among the worst affected in the state.


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