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Vijay Rupani denied lockdown, curfew only in Ahmedabad city

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| Updated: 20 Nov 2020, 02:57:00 PM

Ahmedabad, Nov 20 (PTI) As the city of Ahmedabad is preparing for a 57-hour curfew following an increase in cases of Kovid-19, the Gujarat government on Friday denied a fresh lockdown in the state to curb the spread of corona virus. . Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said his government was not considering a statewide lockdown. Rupani said that the “curfew of the weekend” would be imposed in Ahmedabad city only “as a precautionary measure” from Friday night after a sudden rise in corona virus cases in the state’s commercial hub Ahmedabad. He said, “Currently in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Nov 20 (PTI) As the city of Ahmedabad is preparing for a 57-hour curfew following an increase in cases of Kovid-19, the Gujarat government on Friday denied a fresh lockdown in the state to curb the spread of corona virus. . Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said his government was not considering a statewide lockdown. Rupani said that the “curfew of the weekend” would be imposed in Ahmedabad city only “as a precautionary measure” from Friday night after a sudden rise in corona virus cases in the state’s commercial hub Ahmedabad. He said, “There is no question of putting a lockdown in Gujarat at the moment. We have decided to impose a weekend curfew in Ahmedabad city on Saturday and Sunday. ”Rupani told reporters in Ambaji in Banaskantha district that apart from this, the police have been directed to take strict action against those who face Walking without masks and violating the rules of maintaining social distance will be found. Authorities on Thursday announced a 57-hour curfew in the municipal limits on Friday night to curb its spread following an increase in cases of Kovid-19 in Ahmedabad city. The curfew in Ahmedabad city will begin at 9 pm on Friday (20 November) and will end at 6 am on Monday (23 November). The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Friday said 600 city buses operated by it would not run during the curfew period. AMC announced that during this “full curfew”, only milk and drug shops would be open. According to the AMC release, the daily night curfew will be in force in the city from 9 am to 6 am daily from Monday until further orders. The city of Ahmedabad has been witnessing a steady increase in corona virus cases since the beginning of this month.
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