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BREAKING: Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel tests COVID positive

Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the health portfolio has tested positive for COVID. Nitin Patel informed about his health status via a tweet in Gujarati. In the tweet, he said that he had been showing minor symptoms and got tested. The results later turned out to be positive. He advised those who...

Gujarat govt slashes rates for RT-PCR test, every district to have a testing lab

Health Minister Nitin Patel has announced a further reduction in the rates for RT-PCR testing in Gujarat. He further said that every district in the state will have an RT-PCR laboratory. The announcement came as Gujarat battles a surge in COVID cases. Nitin Patel said the RT-PCR test would now cost Rs700 in laboratories and...

COVID on the rise in Gujarat, here’s what Nitin Patel said as lockdown murmurs gain strength

As Gujarat registers a surge in cases including in the capital Gandhinagar, health minister Nitin Patel who was in Vadodara to take stock of the pandemic said Gujarat was not thinking of a lockdown as the situation was not as serious as in Maharashtra. He also denied reports that the state was trying to hide...

In the last 2 years, 18 newborn babies died every day in Gujarat

In Gujarat, 13,496 newborn babies, who were born prematurely or with extremely low weight, have died within days of taking birth in the last two years. This means Gujarat loses 18 such babies on an average every day. The data was released following a question by Congress MLAs in the assembly. The MLAs had wanted...

Rising COVID cases: Gujarat won’t shorten assembly session

Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel has clarified that the government will not be shortening the assembly session which began on April 1. Earlier there was a buzz that the government may shorten the session given the surge in COVID cases in Gujarat. Nitin Patel, who also holds the health portfolio, said the state has also received...

70% of COVID beds in Gujarat empty, no need for panic: Nitin Patel

Health Minister Nitin Patel has said that 70% of the beds in hospitals in the state are empty in reference to the surging COVID cases in Gujarat. Earlier the minister had announced that the state will now offer vaccination on Sunday too to speed up the vaccination drive. He said in the last 24 hours...

Gujarat youth calls up deputy CM Nitin Patel, says wants to be CM of state for a day!

A youth from Gujarat called up deputy chief minister Nitin Patel and expressed his wish to be the chief minister (CM) of the state for a day.  An audio of the youth’s talk with Nitin Patel has gone viral in which he is heard telling Nitin Patel that he wants to be the CM for...

AAP member slaps Nitin Patel with legal notice over remarks on protesting farmers

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Gujarat deputy chief, Bhema Chaudhary, on Wednesday issued a legal notice to Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel seeking an unconditional apology for his speech in which he allegedly compared protesting farmers with Khalistanis and the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’. The legal notice sent by Bhema Chaudhary stated that the deputy chief minister...

No decision on curfew on weekends: Nitin Patel

As COVID-19 cases in Gujarat surge, there is a buzz that the state government may re-impose weekend curfew this week too. So far night curfew is in place from 9 pm to 6 am in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara.  Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said that as of now no decision has been taken...

As COVID-19 cases surge in Ahmedabad, Nitin Patel meets officials at Civil Hospital

Health minister and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel held a meeting at the Asarwa Civil Hospital in the city to take stock of the rising COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad. Patel later said while the cases were indeed on the rise, there was no need to panic. Nitin Patel has ordered that testing be increased in...

Man arrested for throwing chappal at Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel is not a BJP worker claims party!

The BJP has denied that the man arrested for throwing a chappal at Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel is from the BJP. Although it has been reported that his wife had contested on behalf of the party in the local civic body elections. The man who has been nabbed has been identified as Rashmin Patel,...

BREAKING: Man who threw chappal at deputy CM Nitin Patel is BJP worker?

The person who threw a chappal on Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel is believed to be a BJP worker. According to sources, police have detained a youth Rashmin for allegedly throwing a chappal at Patel and the youth is a member of the BJP itself. He was the working committee chairman of Shinor Taluka Panchayat...