Amidst the sudden COVID surge, the Gujarat government has 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 Associationhas 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.
The decision taken by @BCCI & @GCAMotera , not to allow spectators in ongoing T20 matches is a very prudent step. It will surely help strengthening our fight against COVID-19. I thank @JayShah and other office bearers of @GCAMotera for taking this decision.
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) March 15, 2021
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.