Other States

Coronavirus | Gujarat extends night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot till April 15

A deserted look of Sardar Bridge during the curfew that was imposed in Ahmedabad on November 22, 2020. File   | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji

In the wake of rising COVID-19 infection cases, the Gujarat government has extended night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot till April 15. The duration of restriction is from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

On Tuesday, the State witnessed 10 deaths, its highest toll in the last three months, while 2,220 new infections were reported. So far, 4,510 people have succumbed to COVID-19 infection. The State has 12,263 active cases, of which 147 are critical and on ventilator support.

IIMA hotspot

Meanwhile, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has become a major hotspot, with a total of 191 cases reported so far on its two campuses.

Of these, 86 of the cases are students, as per a statement issued by the institute. Four are faculty members, 46 are staff members (on-and off-campus), 19 are contractual staff and 41 are community members and others.

Of the total cases, 54 are in quarantine, while 137 have recovered from the virus.

At IIMA, COVID-19 cases surged from the second week of March after a student tested positive on its campus after a gap of nearly a month. Within 10 days, 10 more people tested positive, and the number went up to 46 by March 27.

Related Topics
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 8, 2021 1:35:16 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/coronavirus-gujarat-extends-night-curfew-in-ahmedabad-surat-vadodara-rajkot-till-april-15/article34204040.ece

Next Story