As the COVID-19 cases are surging, the Gujarat Government has increased the night curfew timings in four cities by two hours. Night curfew will remain in force in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot between 10 pm and 6 am from March 17 to March 31. Till March 15, the government had imposed night curfew in these cities between 12 pm and 6 am. This new rule mandates shutting down of restaurants, malls, shops, etc. by 10 PM. The authority took the decision in the core committee meeting of the coronavirus task-force headed by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
The Curfew Will Be In Force From 10 pm To 6 am
According to an Economic Times report, the government has said in a statement, “The state government has decided to impose curfew from 10 pm to 6 amin view of the increasing cases of coronavirus.” On March 15, Gujarat reported 890 new cases, taking the coronavirus tally in the state to 2,79,097. In February too, Gujarat had been reporting around 200 new cases every day. As per the official data, Surat has been reporting the highest number of cases in Gujarat. Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot are following up. The state government has extended the night curfew in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Other States That Are Going Back To Lockdown
Maharashtra’s Nagpur has also entered a seven-day strict lockdown, from March 15 to 21, 2021. The streets of Nagpur are now wearing a deserted avatar, with offices, malls, educational institutes closed and all types of large gatherings prohibited. Amid surging cases, Tamil Nadu has also increased lockdown till March 31. The order says that the administration should strictly enforce measures to prevent Covid-19 and use provisions of Section 144 as far as possible. Karnataka has banned late-night parties at clubs and star hotels to curb the virus spread. Karnataka’s Health Minister K Sudhakar stated that all late-night parties at star hotels and restaurants across the state will be banned to control coronavirus spread.
Just when we thought that our lives are going back to normal, the fresh lockdowns are reminding us that the pandemic isn’t gone yet. So, stay safe, continue wearing your masks and maintain social distancing.