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As COVID-19 cases rise, Central team visits Gujarat

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A central team is in Ahmedabad to take stock of the rising COVID-19 cases and to help chart out a strategy to counter the same.

The team which is on a two-day visit to the city visited the SVP Hospital and Civil Hospital on Saturday.

The team also held a meeting of the top officials of the AMC as well as the officer on special duty Dr. Rajiv Gupta.

It also visited the Rabari Vass in Vadaj and also held a long discussion with the staff of Dhanvantri trucks. The talk included steps they take to trace contact and the team also asked about the door-to-door OPD.

During the visit to SVP, the officials also visited the non-COVID-19 wards and asked questions about patient management, waiting for management among others.

The officials also studied the medical reports of several under treatment patients and also those who had been cured of COVID-19.

The officials also met patients at the COVID-19 ward in the hospital and held discussions with the critical experts there.

Sources said the officials were impressed with the 104 Sanjeevani Van, the special vans to service senior citizens in the city, and suggested that it was a model that can be replicated elsewhere too.

The city wore a deserted look on the weekend

Ahmedabad which usually buzzes with activity during the weekend wore a deserted look as the police strictly implement a curfew that will be lifted only by 6 am on Monday. The city, however, will continue to see night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am every day until further notice.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Friday 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.

The government announced the curfew in an attempt to curb the rising incidence of COVID-19 in the state.

It has also deferred the reopening of schools. Earlier the government had announced that it will reopen classes 9 to 12 and universities from November 23 onwards. But as cases surged post-Diwali, the government has decided to defer the reopening of schools.

 

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