At least 10 people died in two days — May 6 and 7 — in the village, with a population of about 15,000.
“GIFT City is a major Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for the services industry in Gujarat, where exports have fallen from Rs 3,971 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 3,181 crore in 2020-21,” a government official who did not wish to be named told The Indian Express.
“In her statement, the victim has claimed in October 2019, when she had visited the accused’s residence for tuition, she was asked to stay back by the accused when the tutor was not around," a senior police officer said.
It said that there was an average demand of 1,232 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen in the state between April 23 and May 7, which is stabilising now.
In view of a possible third wave hitting the state, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, meanwhile, held a meeting with top doctors, who are part of the government’s task force on Covid-19, and scientists of the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre to formulate a state-level strategy.
Patel, 64, was on April 24 admitted to Ahmedabad’s U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre after testing positive for coronavirus.
Called the "Vedalakshana Panchgavya Ayurved Covid isolation centre", it is currently treating seven Covid-19 patients from the village in Deesa taluka.
Gujarat Opticals Federation president Deviprasad Mehta said they had handed a memorandum to the government a few days back urging that optical shops be earmarked under essential services category.
Police have found a three-page suicide note purportedly written by the student where he has urged the police not to “harass the roommate with questions” or “waste their precious time in investigating his suicide”.
The total sums up to Rs 99 crore and the MLAs have sought the amount may be used for providing necessary health and medical logistics such as remdesivir injection, purchase of ventilators etc.
The state government has also imposed new restrictions in all these cities, which along with the night curfew, will remain in effect till May 12.
While Ahmedabad suspended its vaccination drive for a day on Tuesday for the 45-plus age group, HCWs and FLWs citing vaccine shortage, Vadodara and Surat, too, said the drive for the 45-plus category would resume on May 6.
The Gujarati diaspora in the USA and Australia have sent home donations to help in humanitarian works, like providing tiffin services to patients in home quarantine, repairing and maintenance work at crematorium.
The 17-second-long video, which was shot by a car driver at Panjrapole crossroads traffic junction in Ahmedabad, shows three buses of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) being escorted by multiple police vehicles at the junction, even as a jeep ambulance waits.
The resolution which shall remain in force up to July 31, adds precondition that such imported material “shall be donated free of cost” to the Gujarat government and hospitals run by it or hospitals run by local authority.
Around 100 private hospitals and Covid care centres are treating patients across Surat city.
Diagnostic blood tests, including D-Dimer that can be used to help rule out the presence of a serious blood clot, Ferritin tests and C-reactive protein (CRP) test that can be used in the early diagnosis of coronavirus are the worst affected among all these tests, say pathology laboratories across the state.
The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday pointed out that the state government has raised a demand for 1,200 MT of oxygen, whereas the allocation by the Centre is only 900 MT, which is 25 per cent less compared to the demand.
Himmatnagar, Palanpur, Navsari, Valsad, Porbandar, Botad, Viramgam, Chotta Udepur and Veraval-Somnath are the nine cities where curfew will be imposed.
A government statement said kin or friends of Covid patients reach hospitals in private vehicles and often do not carry the documents related to these.
One of the tweets posted by the alleged fake account of Delu on Saturday said, “Those who used to give membership of Bharatiya Janata Party with one missed call are today unable to give bed and oxygen even after 100s of calls (sic)”.
According to police, the woman’s body with injuries was found from Old City area of Ahmedabad on April 17 and was identified the next day after the police traced her husband.
“The number of Covid-19 patients in the city continue to rise. So, it is necessary to contain the ongoing spread of the viral infection. The standing committee approved Rs 350 crore for the purpose,” said Standing Committee Chairperson Hemant Rasane.
Employed in a power loom in Surat for the last eight years, Jena died near Berhampur Railway station in Odisha. The GRP has launched a probe into the matter.
Vijay Rupani stated that since a large number of weddings are lined up across the state on April 25, 26 and 27, the area police stations will be held responsible for any violations of Covid guidelines.