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Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2022 postponed amid increasing cases of Covid-19

Gandhinagar: In wake of the steep rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat as well as nationally and globally, the state government has decided to postpone the Vibrant Gujarat Summit for now. The decision comes just four days ahead of commencement of Gujarat government’s mega event for domestic and international investors. The Vibrant Gujarat...

591% rise in Covid-19 cases in India in a week; 90,928 new cases in 24 hours

325 more deaths due to Covid-19 in India in a day  New Delhi: Going by the trend of rising cases of Covid-19 in India, the country is all set to breach the 1-lakh mark on Thursday. In 24 hours ending Thursday morning, a total of 90,928 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the country. This...
3,350 new cases of Covid-19 in Gujarat; active caseload crosses 10,000

3,350 new cases of Covid-19 in Gujarat; active caseload crosses 10,000

Ahmedabad city accounts for 1,637 new Covid cases in Gujarat on Wednesday Gandhinagar: The daily tally of Covid-19 in Gujarat continues to breach new marks. On Wednesday, the state recorded 3,350 new cases, almost 48 per cent up from the previous day’s tally of 2,265. One death was recorded in the state, taking the death...

Ahmedabad: AMTS, BRTS buses to operate at 50% capacity from Thursday

Ahmedabad: Public transport buses in the city will operate at 50 per cent capacity from Thursday. The revised guidelines were issued on Wednesday in wake of the sudden rise in number of Covid-19 cases in the city. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has announced that buses of Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Services (AMTS) as well as Bus...

2 prominent schools in Ahmedabad suspend offline teaching amid Covid surge

Ahmedabad: The sudden and steep rise in daily number of Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad has raised concerns over continuation of offline classes. Two prominent schools in the city, Udgam School for Children and Zebar School for Children have announced suspension of offline teaching for now. Teaching will be completely online until the situation normalises, the...

Covid-19 deaths in India rise three-fold in 24 hours; 55% rise in cases

58,097 new cases of Covid-19, 534 deaths in 24 hours in India   New Delhi: The country witnessed a huge jump in the number of deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours. As many as 534 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, which is more than thrice the toll on the previous...

80% jump in Gujarat’s Covid-19 cases in a single day; 2,265 new cases in 24 hours

Ahmedabad alone accounts for 1,290 new cases, higher than Gujarat’s count the previous day   Gandhinagar: The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat has been rising by leaps. On Tuesday, the state recorded 2,265 new cases of infection, a whopping 79.9 per cent rise from the previous day’s count of 1,259. Tuesday’s tally is...

New Covid variant ‘IHU’ found in France, more infectious than Omicron

Paris: Within weeks of detection of Omicron, a new variant of coronavirus has emerged. The much-mutated variant, called IHU currently, has been detected in France. Around 12 cases of IHU, labelled B.1.640.2, have been detected near Marseille. The virus is being linked to travel to Cameroon in Africa. According to reports, IHU has 46 mutations,...

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for Covid-19

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s election campaigning has hti a pause for now after he tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Kejriwal shared his positive status and urged those who had come in touch with him to get tested. “I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated...

30% rise in Gujarat’s daily tally of Covid-19; 1,259 new cases, 3 deaths in 24 hours

Ahmedabad city alone accounts for 631 new Covid-19 cases Gandhinagar: Gujarat recorded a 30 per cent rise in Covid-19 cases in a single day. From 968 on Sunday, the daily tally rose to 1,259 on Monday. Three patients succumbed to the infection during this period.   644 cases in Ahmedabad district Out of the total...

As Covid-19 cases rise, Mumbai stops offline teaching for grades 1-9, 11

Mumbai: Students of grades 1 to 9 and 11 in Mumbai who had started going to school after several months will once again have to return to attending classes from home. With the Covid-19 cases rising in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has announced that schools will remain closed for these grades till January...

Maharashtra Covid spike: 10 ministers, 20 MLAs positive; govt may impose more curbs

Mumbai: At least 10 ministers and 20 MLAs in Maharashtra have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Saturday. He added that the government may have to impose more restrictions if the numbers continued to rise in the state. Maharashtra reported 8.067 fresh cases on Friday. Maharashtra also accounts...