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AMC school in Ahmedabad calls students for classes

The school board has begun an investigation into allegations that an AMC school asked its students to attend class. Gujarat government has not allowed schools to reopen due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state.   Reports said municipal school number 7 and 8 in Gulbai Tekra area called its students for a...

Without a mask? You’ll be fined Rs500 from Aug1

Not wearing a mask will attract a fine of Rs500 from August 1 onwards.  The state government has decided to impose a fine Rs500 on anyone found without a mask or spitting in public.   At present those found without a mask in public are fined Rs200 while the fine for spitting is Rs500. But...

AMC fine 758 offenders Rs5.09 lakh in a day

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday earned Rs5.09 lakh as fine in a day from offenders for not wearing masks.  The fine was collected from 758 offenders in all. Among those fined were paan shop owners too.   Of the total Rs5.09 lakh collected, Rs3.79 lakh were from those who ventured out in the...

No herd immunity in Ahmedabad: AMC study

Ahmedabad has no herd immunity against COVID-19. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s medical officer, health, Dr Bhavin Solanki on Thursday said that a study carried out by the civic body has found that the city has no herd immunity. The AMC carried out what is believed to be the biggest study in the world to know seropositivity...

AMC denotifies 4 hospitals as COVID-19 centres

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) has denotified four hospitals that had been notified earlier under The Epidemic Act 1987. The hospitals that have been denotified are Bodyline in Paldi, Saviour Annex in Ashram Road, Tapan Hospital in Satellite and Tapan Hospital in Rakhiyal, Bapunagar. Earlier the hospital along with several other private hospitals in the city...

Heavy fines: Paan shops in Gujarat to only offer take-home service now

The Gujarat Paanmasala Shop Owners Association has decided that from Saturday onwards all paan shops in the state will only provide take-home service. The decision comes after the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) decided to fine paan shop owners Rs10,000 if their patrons were found spitting in and around the shop. The Association said that from...

14 new micro containment zones in Ahmedabad

14 other areas were removed from the list, total at 210 The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has declared 14 new micro containment zones on Tuesday. It has also removed 14 such zones from the earlier list. With this the number of micro containment zones in the city now stands at 210 Of the 14 zones...

Paan shop owners threaten to move Gujarat HC over exorbitant fines for COVID-19

Paan shop owners in Ahmedabad are up in arms against the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s order which says that they will be fined Rs10,000 if their patrons are found spitting in and around their shops. The Gujarat Paan Masala Shop Owners Association said the fine should be pulled back and also threatened to approach the court...

Mentally stressed about COVID-19, call 1100 for help

As COVID-19 takes a toll on the mental health of people across the city and state, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has begun a helpline 1100 to provide mental health counselling for those who may need it in the city. Two teams of counsellors will be available at the helpline number from 9 am to...

20 new micro containment zones in A’bad

Five areas were removed from the list, total at 210 The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has declared 20 new micro containment zones on Tuesday.  It has also removed five such zones from the earlier list. With this the number of micro containment zones in the city now stands at 210. Of the five zones that have...

AMC carries out COVID-19 test at major ST bus stops 

Over 1000 people were tested, 22 test positive. Most are from Vadodara The health team of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has tested over 1000 passengers who came to Ahmedabad through the State Transport bus service. Media reports said the civic body had begun testing people at the Gita Mandir, Ranip and Krushnanagar ST Bus Stand...

856 people fined in A’bad for not wearing masks, 376 paan units sealed over violation of spitting norms

Days after increasing the fine for spitting in public and not wearing a mask, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has collected Rs3.5 lakh as fine from offenders. It has in all fined 856 people for not wearing masks and collected a fine worth Rs2,56,800. The rest Rs1,02,500 was collected as fine from paan shop owners....