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Lockdown to continue in containment zones till June 30; Hotels, temples allowed to open from June 8

The nationwide lockdown in containment zones has been extended up to June 30, Home Ministry said on Saturday. The Centre issued new guidelines for phased re-opening of all activities outside containment zones for the next one month. It said that containment zones will be demarcated by district authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines provided...

AMC Leader of Opposition Dinesh Sharma, son, test positive for COVID-19

One more political leader has tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in the state. Leader of Opposition in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Dinesh Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19. His son has also been tested positive. Interestingly, Sharma has claimed that he had not stepped out of his home for the last two months...

TRAI recommends using 11-digit mobile numbers in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended using 11-digit long mobile numbers in the country. This was part of the recommendations on “Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services” released by the authority on Friday. TRAI, in the recommendation, said that replacing 10-digit mobile numbers with 11-digit ones will lead...

#Column: After Nehra, one more IAS officer to face the axe soon

After Vijay Nehra, one more senior IAS officer is likely to be shunted out soon. This transfer is also likely to be a fall out of the mishandling of the COVID-19 situation in the officer’s domain. This IAS officer is again part of the core team of the state government handling the COVID-19. The domain...

Twins born in Vadnagar hospital beat COVID-19, all set to go home

A set of twins, who were born to a COVID-19 positive mother and had themselves tested positive later on, have now recovered from the disease, local media reports said. The new born recovered from the disease after 10 days of constant treatment at the hospital in Vadnagar. They were declared as COVID-19 free on Thursday...

367 new cases, 22 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 15,572; fatalities at 960

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 367 new COVID-19 cases and 22 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 15,572, while the fatalities due to the disease is 960. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 16...

North zone areas in A’bad emerging as COVID-19 hotspots?

Numbers show that perhaps the hotspot for COVID-19 in the city is changing. It should be noted that the walled city areas of Jamalpur, Kalupur, Dariapur and Khadiya were among the hotspots for the disease for the last two months. But data shows that the number of cases have seen a surge in what could...

#Column: Where is the chief secretary as the state battles Covid19?

Gujarat bureaucracy and media is abuzz with different stories about the chief secretary ‘missing’ in action as the state battles the Covid19 pandemic. Anil Mukim had taken over as chief secretary of Gujarat at the end of November 19, 2019 after the extended term of former Chief Secretary JN Singh came to an end. In...

371 new cases, 24 deaths take Guj COVID-19 total to 12,910, fatality at 773

Gujarat registered 371 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday in the last 24 hours taking the total number of such cases in the state to 12,910. Of the total number of cases, the highest was recorded from Ahmedabad which saw 233 such cases. The district has been consistently recording over 200 cases for more than...

Leadership Lessons from the Covid19 Pandemic

Frank Robinson: The Covid19 pandemic has been a challenging and new experience for organisations across the globe. In addition to keeping employees safe, healthy and engaged, leaders are being asked to find appropriate ways to handle the crisis from a business perspective. And there’s no rule book on how this should be done; in fact,...

398 new cases, 30 deaths take Guj Covid19 total to 12,539, fatality at 749

Gujarat registered 398 new cases of Covid19 on Monday. This is the first time that such a high number of cases is being registered on a single day in the last 24 hours taking the total number of such cases in the state to 12,539. Of the total number of cases, the highest was recorded...

To live with Covid19, it is time for us to have a SOP for everything!

Rohit Patel: Despite the hardships, there is no denying that a quick imposition of lockdown has helped us control the spread of Corona. Yet, economic activity needs to resume as we don’t know how long the Covid19 battle will last. Hence we need to prepare ourselves to live with the pandemic. We can’t and shouldn’t...