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Gujarat: Night curfew in 8 municipal corporations extended till September 25

Gandhinagar: Night curfew in the eight municipal corporation areas of Gujarat has been extended till September 25, as per a notification by the state government on Tuesday. The curfew had been imposed to check the spread of coronavirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The eight municipal corporations that will have the night curfew are Ahmedabad, Vadodara,...

Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates oxygen plants in Bhavnagar hospital

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday inaugurated two pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants at Sir T Hospital in Bhavnagar. Each plant has a capacity of 1,000 liters per minute. The minister dedicated the facility to the people of Bhavnagar and said it will help in times of crisis. The minister also said that...

Babasaheb Ambedkar statue desecrated in Sihor, Bhavnagar

A statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar was desecrated on Monday in Sihor in Bhavnagar, media reports said. The reports said someone put a bucket around the bust of the statue and placed empty liquor bottles in it. Police were quoted as saying that the desecration is likely to have happened between midnight and early morning. The...

Teen molested at COVID care centre in Bhavnagar, probe ordered

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly molested at a COVID-19 care centre in Bhavnagar.The incident came to light after a complaint was made in this connection. Police said the teen had accompanied his mother to the centre, where she had been put in isolation in a room. The boy told the police that a person in...

Four members of a ship, including two foreigners tests positive for COVID-19 in Alang

Four members of a crew including two Filipinos of a beached vessel in Alang in Bhavnagar have tested positive for COVID-19. Of the four, two are Indians and the positive cases also include the captain of the vessel ‘MV Jakarta’ that had beached at Alang on Saturday. It should be noted that as per the...

Bhavnagar, Amreli put on high alert for Cyclone Nisarga, NDRF teams moved

Several coastal districts in the state including Bhavnagar and Amreli have been put on high alert due to Nisarga Cyclone that is headed towards Gujarat. 10 NDRF teams have also been moved to deal with the repercussions of the cyclone. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani chaired a meeting of officials to oversee the preparations for the...

Gujarat reports 191 COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths in 24-hours; 14 deaths in Ahmedabad

Gujarat has reported 191 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Friday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 2,815. After nine deaths were reported from Gujarat on Thursday, 15 fresh deaths were again reported on Friday that pushed the state’s death...

Asiatic Lions census in Gir Sanctuary postponed due to coronavirus lockdown

The census of Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary has been postponed amid the 40-day nationwide lockdown imposed to counter the coronavirus pandemic, according to a senior forest official in the state. The counting exercise, which takes place every five years, was slated to begin next month. Till Thursday (23 April), Gujarat reported 2,407...

Gujarat reports 239 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths in 24-hours; 15 deaths in Ahmedabad alone

Gujarat has reported 239 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Tuesday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 2,178. After eight deaths were reported from Gujarat on Monday, 19 fresh deaths were again reported on Tuesday that pushed the state’s death...

Gujarat reports highest surge of 367 COVID-19 cases in 24-hours, 239 from Ahmedabad; death toll rises to 63

Gujarat has reported its highest surge in the number of COVID-19 cases with 367 fresh cases reported in the past 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus tally to 1,743. After 12 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Saturday, 10 fresh deaths were again...

Gujarat reports highest surge of 280 COVID-19 cases in 24-hours, 239 from Ahmedabad; death toll rises to 53

Gujarat has reported its highest surge in the number of COVID-19 cases with 280 fresh cases reported in the past 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Saturday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 1,376. After five more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Friday, 12 fresh deaths...

Ahmedabad reports 77 fresh COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in past 24-hours; Gujarat’s case tally at 1,099, death toll rises to 41

Gujarat has reported 170 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Friday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,099 in the state. After three more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Thursday, five fresh deaths were again reported on Friday that pushed the state’s...