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Gujarat govt clamps night curfew in as many as 20 cities including state capital Ahmedabad in a bid to control the surging corona cases

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 sixth

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 Nath

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.

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