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Sanjeev Kapoor, World Central Kitchen starts free meals for COVID warriors in Ahmedabad Civil

With the availability of quality food for COVID warriors being a major issue, the World Central Kitchen in association with famous chef Sanjeev Kapoor has started delivering sumptuous meals to healthcare workers on COVID duty at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. The organisation is providing three meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner—to COVID warriors free of cost. The...

Gujarat reports single-day surge of 14,505 COVID cases, 173 deaths

Gujarat has reported 14,605 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Friday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 5.67 lakh. 7,183 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat 173 deaths were reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The fresh fatalities have taken...

Gujarat, several states unlikely to start COVID-19 vaccination for all adults on May 1

Several states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Delhi, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh are unlikely to start vaccinating people in the age group of 18-45 years from May 1. The development comes as the country is struggling to keep up the pace of immunisation due to vaccine shortage. Gujarat Chief Minister...

Jignesh Mevani moves HC, demands use of MLA fund for fight against COVID-19 in Vadgam

Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking directions to the Gujarat government to permit him to spend his MLA fund to set-up an oxygen plant, COVID testing facility, purchase ventilators and ensure Remdesivir and Tocilizumab injections for the people of his constituency. The MLA has said that his constituency has primary...

“It’s a war and we will have to win it,” says CM Rupani as COVID pandemic goes out of control

After the Gujarat government received flak from the high court for its mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday urged citizens not to step out of their homes unless it is essential. He said the fight against the pandemic has turned into a war and the state will win it by...

Gujarat: 14,296 COVID-19 cases, 157 deaths in a day

Gujarat has reported 14,296 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 4.96 lakh. It is the second-highest single-day surge in cases since the pandemic began last year. 6,328 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat 157 deaths were...

HC lambasts Gujarat government over mismanagement of COVID-19 pandemic

The Gujarat High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure on the Gujarat government for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Notably, the high court had on Sunday took suo motu cognizance of the difficulties faced by virus-infected patients and their relatives based on media reports. During the hearing on Monday, the state government represented by...

Gujarat govt deputes bureaucrats to combat spread of COVID-19 in cities

In an important administrative move, the Gujarat government has deputed IAS as well senior government officials to oversee the efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in eight major municipal corporations in the state. The move comes at a time when COVID-19 infections and deaths are rising rapidly with each passing day. These officers will...

Farmers will return to Delhi borders after Centre is free from Bengal polls: Rakesh Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, has said that farmers have not left the protest sites on the outskirts of Delhi. Tikait, while addressing a gathering in Palanpur, said farmers had gone to the fields to work and would return again when the Union government is free from the...

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait arrives in Gujarat on a two-day visit

In a bid to raise support against the three contentious farm laws passed by the BJP government in the Centre, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday arrived in Gujarat on a two-day visit. Tikait, who is best known for the months-long farmers’ protest on the outskirts of Delhi, will meet several farmer leaders in Gujarat...

Gujarat: As COVID-19 cases surge, Nitin Patel urges people to get vaccinated

At a time when COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in Gujarat, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Monday urged citizens above 45 years to get themselves vaccinated free of cost at government facilities when vaccination for the category begins on April 1. Patel also said that people should take both doses of the vaccine to...

Gujarat: 2,270 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in a day

Gujarat has reported 2,270 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally beyond 3 lakh. It is the second-highest single-day surge in cases in 2021. 4,492 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Eight deaths were reported in the state...