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Night Curfew: Gujarat DGP makes an important announcement

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Gujarat DGP Ashish Bhatia on Monday said that the night curfew in all the four major cities of Gujarat will continue until further notice. The earlier night curfew was to end on Monday midnight.

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Earlier sources had said that the night curfew that is in place in four cities of Gujarat is likely to be continued until further notice. The government has imposed a night curfew in four cities- Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara- to help curb the surge in COVID cases post-Diwali. 

Police commissioner Sanjay Srivastav on Sunday issued a notification stating that night curfew in the city will continue until further orders.

The state had earlier imposed a 57-hour curfew in Ahmedabad from Friday 9 pm to prevent the surge of a crowd during the weekend. Later it also announced a night curfew for Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot.

Other measures except curfew

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.

The reopening was only for students of class 9 to 12 and universities.  Earlier the Ahmedabad Medical Association had also urged the state to postpone the reopening of schools to December.

The AMC in November decided to postpone the Kankaria carnival 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.

The Vibrant Gujarat Summit that was to be held in January or February of 2021 was also cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

 

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