The Gujarat government on Friday decided to increase the night curfew for a month in eight cities across the state.
The night curbs in situ to stay the spread of the coronavirus disease in check are extended in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Junagadh and Bhavnagar between 12pm and 6am till November 10.
The government’s fresh restrictions came amid fears of a nationwide spike in cases thanks to the continued festive season.
Gujarat celebrates the nine-day Navratri festival in an exceedingly grand way and also the authorities are calling for muted festivities to confirm the pandemic doesn’t rear its ugly head again.
The second wave of the Covid-19 disease had wreaked havoc across the country and Gujarat was one in every of the severely hit states.
The state reported 20 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday and one related death. This pushed the active caseload to 179, while the cumulative tally touched 8,26,080. With 22 patients recovering from the viral disease during the day, the recovery overall tally touched 8,15,816. The cost has increased to 10,085.