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Night curfew in 9 more cities in Gujarat; malls, salons, theatres to close till May 5

Himmatnagar, Palanpur, Navsari, Valsad, Porbandar, Botad, Viramgam, Chotta Udepur and Veraval-Somnath are the nine cities where curfew will be imposed.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
Updated: April 27, 2021 7:01:43 pm
The announcement comes after Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting with top government officials. (Photo: Twitter/@CMOGuj)

While permitting essential services and industries to function in these 29 urban areas, the government has asked all shops, commercial establishments, road-side kiosks, restaurants (except take-away service), shopping complexes, malls, Gurjari Bazzars, cinema halls, auditoriums, salons and beauty parlours, to remain closed till May 5.

Himmatnagar, Palanpur, Navsari, Valsad, Porbandar, Botad, Viramgam, Chotta Udepur and Veraval-Somnath are the nine cities where curfew will be imposed.

The announcement comes after Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting with top government officials.

While permitting essential services and industries to function in these 29 urban areas, the government has asked all shops, commercial establishments, road-side kiosks, restaurants (except take-away service), shopping complexes, malls, Gurjari Bazzars, cinema halls, auditoriums, salons and beauty parlours, to remain closed till May 5.

The government also ordered closure of schools and coaching centres, gymnasiums, swimming pools, water parks and places of amusement.

The government has also ordered all APMCs to close down, except those dealing with fruits and vegetables. The public transport buses have been asked to ply with 50 per cent occupancy.

The government has permitted operations of shops selling provisions, vegetables and fruits, medical stores, milk parlours, bakeries and others selling food. In these 29 cities, the government has allowed industrial, finance, banking and construction activities to continue with Covid protocols, including 50 per cent staff attendance. Home deliveries, post and courier service, have also been allowed.

During the curfew period, pregnant women or a person suffering from any ailment will be permitted along with an attendant. Passengers travelling by train, bus or aeroplane will also be permitted, provided they show their tickets. Those connected with essential services and carrying identify cards, can move during curfew hours.

For weddings, only 50 persons will be allowed after registration on Digital Gujarat portal. For final rites, 20 persons can take part. Sports events can be organised without any audience.

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