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Night curfew in 4 Gujarat cities till March 31

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
March 16, 2021 13:49 IST
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To contain the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Gujarat government on Tuesday decided to increase the night curfew timings in four major cities of the state by two hours.

The curfew will now remain in force in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot from 10 pm to 6 am, an official statement said.

The curfew timings earlier were from 12 am to 6 am.

 

The decision was taken on Tuesday in the core committee meeting of the coronavirus task-force headed by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

"The state government has decided to impose curfew from 10 pm to 6 am in view of the increasing cases of coronavirus," the government said in the statement.

The restrictions will be in place till March 31, it added.

The Gujarat Cricket Association on Monday said the next three T20 matches between India and England will be played without any spectators at the Narendra Modi Stadium in view of rising cases of coronavirus.

On Monday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation also asked eateries, restaurants and malls in eight wards of the city to close down at 10 pm.

Gujarat on Monday reported 890 new cases of COVID-19, taking its tally to 2,79,097.

Last month, the state was reporting around 200 new cases every day.

Surat has been reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state, followed by Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot, as per official data.

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