A nighttime curfew has been imposed in 20 towns and eight metros in Gujarat from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Wednesday, April 7, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday. These cities and subways represent places with a high number of COVID-19 cases.
Only 100 people will be allowed to attend weddings and all major events will be postponed until April 30. All government offices will remain closed on Saturdays until April 30.
The state reported 3,280 new positive coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the largest increase in a day, bringing the number of infections to 324,878 while 17 deaths brought the toll to 4,598, said Tuesday. state health department.
Of the 17 deaths, seven patients each died in Ahmedabad and Surat, while two succumbed to infection in Rajkot and one died in Vadodara district.
With 2,167 people recovering in the past 24 hours, the number of recoveries in Gujarat rose to 3,02,932 on Tuesday, the department said in a statement. Gujarat’s recovery rate fell to 93.24%, he said.
India recorded 96,982 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 126,886,049 on Tuesday. It comes a day after daily cases have passed the one lakh mark.
On Monday, the country recorded 1.03,558 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest tally in a day since the coronavirus outbreak.
The Indian Medical Association also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting “to prepare the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 with immediate effect and to allow people over 18 to receive the vaccine”.