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Ahmadabad Imposes Curfew In Night From 9 pm To 6 am Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Ahmadabad Imposes Curfew In Night From 9 pm To 6 am Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Saturday 21st November 2020

Ahmedabad has imposed a night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am after coronavirus cases kept rising in the city. The curfew will come into effect from Friday and will stay on indefinitely. The city in Gujarat reported a total of 46,022 till yesterday.

Officials have attributed the spike in coronavirus cases to the festival season. They said hospitals in the city have enough beds to accommodate new COVID-19 patients.

Some 40 percent beds in hospitals are still available for coronavirus patients, said Additional Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who has been appointed the officer on special duty for COVID-19 in Ahmedabad.

The number of micro containment areas in the city rose to 100 after 14 areas were added to the list on Wednesday, according to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

Residential areas and individual apartments are designated as containment areas after new COVID-19 cases are detected there. This enables the municipal corporation to carry out surveillance and other activities to contain the spread of COVID-19.

With the number of coronavirus cases witnessing a surge, the Ahmedabad administration has decided to impose a night curfew on the city. The curfew will be imposed from 9 pm to 6 am in the city till further order.

Amid a sudden spike in new cases during the festive season, officials said an adequate number of beds have been made available for Covid-19 patients in city hospitals.

As many as 40 percent of beds in hospitals are still available for coronavirus patients, said Additional Chief Secretary, Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who has been appointed the officer on special duty for Covid-19 in Ahmedabad city.

As per Gupta, out of 7,279 beds made available for COVID-19 patients in seven government and 76 designated private hospitals, 2,848 beds, that is 40 percent, are still available. These include 2,347 beds in government hospitals and 501 beds in designated private hospitals.

Ahmedabad district in Gujarat reported 220 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking its tally to 46,022, the state health department said.

With five more deaths, the fatalities in the district rose to 1,949, the department said.

With 221 more recoveries, the number of patients who have been discharged from hospitals rose to 40,753, it said.

The number of micro containment areas in the city also saw a rise with 14 such areas added to the list, taking the total to 100, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) said.

Residential localities and as well as individual apartments are designated as containment areas after new Covid-19 cases are detected there. This enables the civic body to carry out surveillance and other activities to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Ahmedabad district in Gujarat reported 220 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking its tally to 46,022, the state health department said.

With five more deaths, the fatalities in the district rose to 1,949, the department said.

With 221 more recoveries, the number of patients who have been discharged from hospitals rose to 40,753, it said.

 

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