As a part of intensive efforts to contain the increasing Covid cases, the Gujarat government has decided to impose a weekend curfew in Ahmedabad and night curfew in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. The State transport has cancelled over 300 bus routes to and from Ahmedabad for the curfew on Saturday and Sunday. The night curfew in other places will be from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
“All essential services like milk, drug stores, municipal services, petrol & gas stations, Pharma Companies, electrical & water utilities shall operate and personnel connected with their operations shall be allowed to move on possession of valid ID documents,” said Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, senior officer in COVID-19 management team of Ahmedabad.
The action is taking as the state recorded its highest daily case toll of 1,420 new infections, increasing the active cases to 13,050 on Friday.