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Talukas of A’bad recording over 10 cases per day since lockdown was relaxed

The number of COVID-19 cases being reported from Ahmedabad district (barring A’bad city which falls under AMC limits) has seen a surge since the relaxation in Lockdown 4.0 were announced. On Monday, the district recorded 19 new cases and one death. Of the total cases in the district, Sanand, Viramgam, Dholka, Detroj, Dhandhuka recorded three...

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation identifies 46 micro-containment zones in city

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has identified 46 micro-containment zones in the city, thereby reducing the number of people covered in such zones to nearly 70,000 as compared to almost 13 lakh earlier. The micro-containment zones have been identified as the fifth phase of the coronavirus induced lockdown comes into effect from June 1. The...

COVID-19: 438 new cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hours in Gujarat

Gujarat on Sunday recorded 438 new COVID-19 cases and 31 new deaths due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 16,781, while the fatalities due to the disease increased to 1,038. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24...

Civil Hospital hands over body of suspected COVID-19 patient to family for cremation, calls next day saying patient is alive

In yet another goof-up of the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital administration, the family of a deceased man was informed that he was alive just hours after they had performed his cremation. As per the case details, Devrambhai Bhisikar was admitted to the COVID-19 isolation ward of the hospital on May 28 with complaints of fever, cough,...

44 newborns test positive for COVID-19

At a time when the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ahmedabad is rising rapidly, 44 newborns born in the city have tested positive for COVID-19. As per available information, 172 COVID-19 positive mothers have given birth in SVP Hospital, Civil Hospital, Shardaben Hospital, Sola Civil, and LG Hospital. Out of these, 44...

Shiv Sena MP blames ‘Namaste Trump’ event behind COVID-19 spread in Gujarat

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday launched a no holds barred attack on the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre claiming that the event held in Ahmedabad to welcome US President Donald Trump in February was responsible for the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat and later in Mumbai and Delhi, which some of his...

Fire at Sakar-7 building, one dead, 40 rescued

A massive fire was reported from the Sakar-7 building near Nehru Bridge. The fire is believed to have started in an electric metre box on the ground floor at about 2.30 pm and soon spread to other floors. Almost 40% of the offices in the complex were shrouded in smoke forcing several of the employees...

Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla no more

Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla on Friday breathed his last at a private hospital in Ahmedabad. He was 89-years-old and had tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, Daruwalla was put on ventilator support after he complained of difficulty in breathing. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani offered his condolences on the death of Daruwalla. He tweeted: “Saddened...

COVID-19 positive patient escapes quarantine facility at Samras Hostel

Another case of a COVID-19 patient escaping from a quarantine facility has come to the fore in Ahmedabad. This time, the patient escaped from the Samras Hostel in Gujarat University campus, which has been turned into a COVID-19 care centre. The patient had been brought to the facility three days ago after he tested positive....

Cabinet secretary meets authorities from 13 cities with 70% of India’s COVID-19 burden

Ahead of the completion of nationwide lockdown 4.0, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday held a meeting with municipal commissioners and district magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities in the country including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai, officials said. The meeting bears significance as these 13 cities are considered to be the worst coronavirus...

376 new cases, 23 deaths take Guj covid numbers to 15,205; fatalities at 938

Gujarat on Wednesday recorded 376 new Covid19 cases and 23 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 15,205, while the fatalities due to the disease is 938. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 19...

India’s COVID-19 case tally crosses 1.5 lakh, death toll rises to 4,337

India, which initially claimed to have performed exceptionally well as compared to other countries in containing the spread of coronavirus, on Wednesday crossed the 1.50 lakh-mark in terms of the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported from the country. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that the death toll due to...