Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has announced night curfew from Saturday onwards for Vadodara, Surat, and Rajkot. The curfew will be imposed from 9 pm to 6 am every day until further notice. This comes close on the heels of weekend and night curfew being announced for Ahmedabad.
The decision was taken at a high-powered committee meeting held at the residence of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday to discuss the rising COVID-19 cases in the state.
Nitin Patel said the COVID-19 situation is under control even as Ahmedabad recorded 305 new cases while 1,420 new cases were recorded in the state in the last 24 hours.
Nitin Patel denies shortage of beds, clarifies on curfew restrictions
Nitin Patel denied that there was a shortage of beds for COVID-19 patients in Ahmedabad. He clarified that as per the earlier directions, 200 guests are allowed at weddings during non-curfew timings.
He said the civil hospital has a facility of 1,200 beds and so far 971 patients are admitted there. 600 patients in Civil Hospital are on oxygen support and 120 additional ICU beds have been put up there. He said at present 60 ICU beds are vacant at Civil Hospital.
Sola Civil has 400 isolation and 40 ICU beds. He said 160 beds have been allotted for COVID-19 patients in Cancer Hospital and Kidney Hospital in the city.
Patel said medical colleges in Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Karamsad Medical College, and Nadiad Medical College also have facilities for COVID-19 patients.
What is allowed during curfew
- Private and public health services
- Electronic and print media
- Cremation with attendance of 20 people
- Weddings with the permission of local police station
- Taxi and cab services for Railway and Airport
- Police pass to be sought if travel during curfew is a must
- All essential commodity shops will remain open
- Bank ATMs to function as well
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