Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday urged people to follow the safety guidelines prescribed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus. CM Rupani requested people to stay at home and comply with the night curfew that will remain in force for the time being in four cities—Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot.
The request came after the government decided against extension of the weekend curfew in Ahmedabad.
In a Facebook live session, the CM said Gujarat has reported a surge in COVID-19 cases after the festive season He said the government had to take steps to contain the spread of virus, including the imposition of the weekend curfew in Ahmedabad and night curfew in other cities.
CM Rupani thanked people for supporting the government and for not stepping out during curfew period. He also requested the citizens to support the government and follow the night curfew.
The chief minister, however, clarified that the surge in COVID-19 cases was not just limited to Gujarat and a similar trend was witnessed in other parts of the country as well.
Rs 1,000 fine for not wearing mask, says CM Rupani
CM Rupani has also warned that the administration will strictly implement the safety guidelines for containing the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that people who do not wear a mask will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000.
Similarly, he requested people to comply with other safety norms such as physical distancing, hand washing and hand sanitization.
No need to panic
The CM also requested people not to panic. He said that government has increased beds in hospitals and other allied facilities. He, however, requested youngsters to remain extra vigilant and follow all safety norms. He said that youngsters can quickly recover from the virus, but they must keep in mind that they can pass on the infection to older people.
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