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After Bihar, bodies found floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh

After dead bodies of suspected COVID patients piled up on the banks of Ganga in Bihar’s Chausa, dead bodies washed up on the riverbank in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur located at a distance of 55 km from Chausa. Ghazipur collector MP Singh said, “We have got the information. Our officers are present on the spot and...

108 ambulances ferrying patients face over an hour’s wait at SVP Hospital

After a video of a long line of GVK EMRI, 108 Ambulances at SVP Hospital went viral, it has now emerged that lack of adequate coordination at SVP Hospital has forced the service to stay put for a long time at the premises. Chief Operating Officer of GVK EMRI, Jashwant Prajapati said that on an...

BREAKING: Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil tests COVID-19 positive

Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil has tested positive for COVID-19. He tweeted about his status saying that he got himself an RT-PCR test in which he tested positive for COVID-19. Several Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel from the state have tested positive for the disease. Some of the other top political leaders from BJP and Congress...

COVID-19 at Congress office in the city, 6 test positive

Six employees at Congress’ office in Ahmedabad have tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, the BJP’s headquarters Kamlam had also reported a surge in COVID-19 cases among those working there. Those who have come in contact with the employees were asked to test themselves. Among those who tested positive at the Congress’ office in Paldi are,...

49 residents of Jeevan Sandhya old age home in city test positive for COVID-19

Even as the state and city struggle to contain the number of COVID-19 cases, new cases continue to be reported. The city has in the last 24 hours reported 163 new cases and 2 fatalities while the number of active cases continues to be 2,955. Meanwhile, an old age home has reported several of its...

Penalty for not wearing mask: Trader body writes to AMC commissioner

Traders in the city have made a representation before Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar accusing the AMC authorities of violating COVID-19 norms in their enthusiasm to enforce these norms. The traders have alleged that the COVID-19 norms make it mandatory for anyone to wear a mask in public but the civic body officials are enthusiastically...

Gujarat govt allow private labs to conduct COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

The Gujarat government on Thursday allowed private laboratories to conduct rapid antibody tests for COVID-19. So far only designated private laboratories were allowed to conduct only RT-PCR tests for COVID-19. The civic body offered free antigen test for COVDI-19. An official release said that citizens can undergo rapid antibody tests at designated laboratories. However, the...

COVID-19: Soni Bazaar in Rajkot to be closed for a week

The Soni Bazaar (jeweller’s market) in Rajkot will be shut from September 12 to 19 because of the rising COVID-19 cases in the city. On Thursday, two more jewellers succumbed to the illness creating panic among the community.  In all, the city has recorded 108 deaths due to the disease while the overall cases in...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 1,330 new cases recorded

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Monday touched 1,05,671 as the state recorded 1,330 new cases. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases consecutively for a week now.  The state has carried out 72,690 tests in the last 24 hours. 1,276 patients were cured of COVID-19 in the state in the last 24 hours taking the recovery rate...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: Death toll crosses 3,000

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Sunday touched 95,155 as the state recorded 1,272 new cases. This is the second time in August that the state has recorded 1,272 new cases in a day. The state has carried out 69,488 tests in the last 24 hours. 1,095 patients were cured of COVID-19 in the state in the...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 1,190 new cases recorded

Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Thursday touched 91,329 as the state recorded 1,190 new cases. The state has carried out 76,227 tests in the last 24 hours. 1,193 patients were cured of COVID-19 in the state in the last 24 hours taking the recovery rate to 80.48% in the state.  The state has in all recorded 14,864...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: Total cases cross 90,000 mark

Gujarat COVID-19 figures crossed the 90,000 mark on Wednesday as the state recorded 1,197 new cases. The state has so far recorded 90,139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.  Gujarat carried out 77,949 tests in the last 24 hours. 1049 patients were cured of COVID-19 in the state in the last 24 hours taking the...