As many as 20 cities in Gujarat including the state capital Ahmedabad have
been brought under night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am from April 7 to 30th with
covid cases breaching the 3000 mark for the second consecutive day on april
The government’s decision came hours after the high court cited that the
virus situation was getting “out of control” and suggested that a curfew or
lockdown be imposed for a few days to break the infection chain.
In its order, the government restricted the crowd at weddings to 100 people
and to 50 for political and social functions. It also directed government
offices to remain closed on all Saturdays for this month.
The issue is that
things are going out of control said Chief Justice of Gujarat high court Vikram
Taking note of the surge in cases earlier in the day, Chief Justice of
Gujarat high court Vikram Nath had said: “The issue is that things are going
out of control. Now this time, Ahmedabad is in pretty bad state with 700-plus
cases on april 5th
Two or three days of
curfew will help I think,” he added.
“It would be a situation where again a lockdown will have to (come)... May
be three-four day of curfew or a lockdown may, you know, check the situation at
the moment. Then you can open it after three-four days. But, two or three days
of curfew will help I think,” he added.
Advocate-General representing the state, said the government would suitably
respond to the suggestions on weekend curfew but pointed that a lockdown could
increase the hardships faced by the people.