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NCP’s Jayant Patel seeks lockdown in Anand to contain COVID-19 spread


Former Umreth MLA and NCP Gujarat president Jayant Patel has written to the Anand collector asking that a complete or limited lockdown be imposed in Anand city.

Patel in a letter said that the district has been recording over 10 cases for the last many days and a lockdown is the only way to prevent the spread of the disease.

Jayant Patel also demanded that a screening of passengers coming to Anand from Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara be carried out at the check posts itself.

This, he said will help identify potential COVID-19 infected people.

Anand district has so far recorded 362 cases and 13 deaths due to COVID-19.

Jayant Patel is the second leader in almost a week to demand a lockdown, complete or partial, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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On Monday, Bharatji Thakor, an MLA from Bahucharaji in Mehsana, in a letter to chief minister Vijay Rupani said it was time to reintroduce lockdown for a fortnight in the district.

Thakor sought the lockdown as the situation in almost all talukas of Mehsana was worrisome.

The letter said crowds were a common sight and social distancing in markets was almost non-existent. It said the only way to prevent it was through lockdown.

Meanwhile, Gujarat on Monday recorded 998 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, just two short of the 1,000 per day mark.

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This is also the highest ever single-day spike in COVID-19 recorded in the state so far.

With this, the total number of cases in the state has touched 49,439.

The state has recorded over 900 cases eight times in a row so far, over 800 cases for four consecutive days and over 700 cases five times so far.

Gujarat ranks seventh in overall number of cases and ninth in overall positive cases in the country.

Gujarat recorded 20 new deaths due to COVID-19 for the second consecutive day on Monday.

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