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Voluntary lockdown in Patan, Palanpur as COVID surges

Traders in Palanpur and Patan have announced voluntary lockdown to contain the spread of COVDI in the district. In Patan, traders will down shutters and a lockdown will be imposed from 5 pm Wednesday onwards. In Palanpur the lockdown will be applicable during the weekend. The decision in Palanpur comes following a meeting of the...

COVID lockdown scare: Markets in Ahmedabad see a surge in crowd as people stock up essentials

With the Gujarat High Court asking the government to explore the possibility of a weekend lockdown or curfew for three to four days, panic has set among citizens. Many malls, shops, and other places saw a surge in customers as people began to stock up on essentials. Most did not want to be caught unaware...

Surat Civil Hospital chief transferred as COVID surges, GPSC announces 2nd chance for those who missed physical tests

The health department has transferred the Surat Civil Hospital superintendent following a meeting to discuss the surge in COVID cases in the city. Surat Civil Superintendent Dr. SM Patel has been replaced with Dr. Ragini Verma. Health secretary Jayanti Ravi, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel were among those who participated in...

COVID surge, weekend lockdown & curfew: Here’s what Gujarat Chief Minister had to say…

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said the state will hold a meeting to discuss the Gujarat High Court’s observation that Gujarat needs a weekend curfew and lockdown to control the COVID situation. Rupani said an appropriate decision will be taken after all the facts are discussed. He also assured people that whatever be the...

COVID surge: IIMA, IITGn, other edu institutes see a rise in cases, situation worsen in Surat

As Gujarat battles the second wave of COVID, educational institutes in the state are also seeing a surge in COVID cases on campuses. Nineteen new COVID cases were detected at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) campus. The new cases were reported in the last four days. During the same period, 247 RT-PCR tests were...

COVID surge: Gujarat High Court asks govt to impose 3-4 days curfew, state may soon take several imp decisions

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday asked the Gujarat government to impose a curfew for three or four days given the unprecedented surge in COVID cases in the state this year. It also asked the state to decide on weekend curfew and observed that there was a need for lockdown in the state. It has asked...

Entering Ahmedabad from other states? No RT-PCR negative test needed if your ID proves you are an Amdavadi

The Gujarat government has made it mandatory for all visitors from other states to have a mandatory RT-PCR test. But the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in consultation with the state government has decided that the RT-PCR test is not mandatory for Amdavadis returning from other states to their home city. This means Ahmedabad citizens who...

COVID cases in Gujarat cross 3100 per day mark, 15 fatalities in 24 hours

COVID cases in Gujarat continued to scale new heights. The state saw 3,160 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours while 2,028 patients were discharged. Fifteen deaths due to the disease were recorded during the same period. Seven deaths each were reported from Surat, six from Ahmedabad and one from Bhavnagar and Vadodara...

COVID surge in state: Gujarat takes these important decisions….

The Gujarat government following a meeting of the core committee to review the COVID situation in the state has made several important announcements concerning the situation in the state. These are the important COVID decisions… To ensure an adequate supply of oxygen for COVID patients, the government has made it mandatory that 60% of all...

COVID patients occupy 75% of beds in Pvt hospitals in Ahmedabad

As Gujarat records over 2500 COVID cases every day, the situation in private hospitals particularly in hotspots like Ahmedabad and Surat is getting worse by the day. As per one estimate, 75% of the beds in private hospitals in Ahmedabad are occupied by COVID patients. Ahmedabad has in the last 24 hours recorded 664 new...

BREAKING: Chief fire officer, 10 other firemen test COVID positive

Eleven personnel of the fire and emergency service in Ahmedabad have tested positive for COVID in the state. This comes as Ahmedabad registers a daily surge in COVID cases. The Chief Officer of the Ahmedabad Fire Department, Rajesh Bhatt, and 10 other members of the department have tested positive for the disease. The Maninagar fire...

Fire safety: Surat Municipal Corporation seals over 2,400 shops

The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Monday cracked the whip on establishments that lack fire safety. In all over 2400 shops and buildings were sealed for failing to get a fire NOC. Several hotels, offices, and hospitals were also among those that were sealed. Earlier, the fire department had surveyed commercial buildings, godowns, hotels, and...