Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama has tested positive for COVID and will be shifted to a hospital. BJP leader IK Jadeja has also been infected by the disease. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama tested positive on Thursday morning and as per the doctor’s advice has been shifted to UN Mehta Hospital in Ahmedabad.
Vadodara MLA Manisha Vakil also tweeted that she had tested COVID positive and urged those who came in contact with her to get tested.
Some of the other ministers and leaders who have tested positive include home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja, Jayesh Radadiya, Raghavji Patel, Saurabh Patel among others.
In February end this year Chief Minister Rupani had tested positive for COVID. This came after he collapsed on stage while addressing an election rally in Vadodara. He was later moved to the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre (UNMICR) for treatment.
COVID in Gujarat
Gujarat recorded 3,575 new COVID infections in the last 24 hours while 2,217 patients were discharged. Twenty-two deaths due to the disease were recorded during the same period.
Eight deaths each were reported from Surat Municipal Corporation and six from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation limits. Two fatalities were recorded in the Surat district. Banaskantha, Mahisagar, Mehsana, Panchmahals recorded one death each while Bhavnagar and Vadodara Municipal Corporation also saw one fatality each.
The state at present has 18,684 active cases of which 175 are on ventilators. So far, the state has discharged 3,05,149 patients while the fatality stands at 4,620.
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.
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