Gujarat government has imposed night-curfew in 9 more cities in addition to earlier 20. With the addition of these, now total 29 cities in the state are under the night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am. The state government has also imposed a series of restrictions with effect from today following a surge in new cases of Covid19. These decisions have been taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani yesterday in line with the guidelines issued by the central government.
The new 9 cities, where a corona curfew has been imposed from today are Himmatnagar, Palanpur, Navsari, Valsad, Porbandar, Botad, Viramgam, Chhota Udepur and Veraval – Somnath. According to new restrictions malls, shopping complex, cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, saloon, spas and beauty parlors will remain closed. The restaurants will remain closed for customers but take away services will continue. All Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee will remain closed except that dealing with only vegetables and fruits.
All religious places will remain close for the public. State Transport buses will run with only fifty percent capacity. Only 50 persons are allowed in wedding functions while 20 in funerals. However, all essential services including grocery, vegetables, fruits, medical stores, milk parlors and bakeries will remain open. Similarly industries, manufacturing units and construction activities will remain open with SOPs. The new restrictions will remain in force till 5th May from today.