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COVID-19 effect: Gardens in Ahmedabad to be open for limited hrs

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The AMC has decided to let gardens be open only for a limited time in the city. The decision has been taken given the surge in COVID-19 post-Diwali in the city. It is also an attempt to reduce the number of people who come to the garden.

The civic body has said that gardens will remain open from 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm. Thus in all the gardens will be open only for four hours during the day, two in the morning and evening each. The city has around 250 gardens.

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Also, there is a buzz that the city will see a weekend curfew once again and this time it will be extended to other major cities of the state. Although no confirmation has been forthcoming from the authorities in this connection.

On Tuesday, 45 new areas were declared as micro containment zones.
Most of the cases are being reported from the western part of the city. In all, 2055 houses have been affected and 7,749 people have been put under quarantine in the city on Tuesday.

The number of deaths due to the disease has also touched 38 in the last four days in Ahmedabad.

Gardens not alone, other events also saw changes 

Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel on Tuesday announced that the AMC has decided not to hold the festival this year.

The festival. which is organized from December 25 onwards every year in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, first began in 2008 when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

The one-week festival lasts up to December 31. The AMC decided to postpone the celebrations this year owing to the rise in COVID-19 cases and it would have been difficult to follow the COVID-19 norms including maintaining social distancing.

 

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