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#Column: Did CM ignore officials’ suggestions on relaxing Ahmedabad Lockdown?

The major relaxations recently announced for western Ahmedabad during Lockdown 4.0 has come as a surprise to many. This is because there has been no respite in the number of cases and deaths in Ahmedabad. Sources in the administrations told Gujarat Exclusive that the new team of bureaucrats in Ahmedabad led by Additional Chief Secretary...

PM Modi announces Rs20 lakh cr economic package for country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the country to help it deal with the Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. “I announce a special economic package today which will play an important role in making India self reliant,” he said in his address to...

AMC allows grocery stores, vegetable vendors to function post May 15 from 8 am to 3 pm

The AMC has allowed opening of grocery, vegetable, fruit and flour mills in the city after the complete lockdown comes to an end on May 15. This however is subject to some caveats. The AMC in a release said that superspreaders like – grocery stores, vegetable and fruits shops, and super markets will have to...

Modi to address nation at 8pm on Tuesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday at 8 pm and speculations are rife that a major announcement regarding the lockdown will be in the offing. Modi’s address comes a day after a meeting with chief ministers some of whom wanted the lockdown to go while others wanted it to stay but...

PM-CMs meet: Some states want lockdown to stay, others want an end to it

Many of the chief ministers who held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday via video conferencing sought an extension of lockdown while others wanted an economic package.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wanted the extension of the lockdown in view of the rising number of cases but with an exit strategy that provided...

374 new cases in Guj, 274 in Abad; Guj total at 5428, city at 3817

Gujarat recorded 374 new cases and 28 new deaths in the state due to Corona on Sunday. This is the largest number of deaths reported from the state in a single day and is the fifth consecutive day when the number of cases have touched over 300. With this the total number of positive cases...

Less sex during lockdown affecting condom sales

The Covid19 lockdown may have allowed you to spend more time with your loved ones. But it isn’t really leading to more intimacy among couples, at least not in the United Kingdom. A news daily in the UK said that sale of condoms was on the decline during the lockdown. The daily quoted Reckitt Benckiser,...

Guj records 326 new Covid19 cases, 22 deaths; total touches 4721

Gujarat on Friday recorded 326 new cases of Covid19  and 22 more deaths.  Ahmedabad had the highest number of new cases at 267 followed by Surat which recorded 26 cases. The state has in all recorded 4721 cases  of which 36 are on ventilators. The total number of deaths in the state due to the...

As coronavirus cases cross 50, Maharashtra slowly treading towards lockdown

Concerned about the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and its spread in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced that all offices in Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur will be closed till March 31. The CM clarified that essential services in these cities will continue to operate in these cities. Notably, Maharashtra has...