According to the officials, all the 32 patients are asymptomatic and stable. The district which had also seen a major influx of migrant labourers back to the villages, has so far tested 1,109 samples for the virus.
While rose is the predominant yield -- growing in about 25 acres of the 50-60 acres of flower farms here --other flowers include lilly, mogra and marigold. Chirag Patel, who has been growing country rose in his one-acre farm, says that most of the villagers have decided to feed the flowers to cattle
Usha Maliwad visits Simlet twice a day to survey each household everyday for symptoms of Coronavirus, collect daily reports of pregnant women and provide medicines to the villagers. For almost the last two months, Usha is the only visitor to this village
On Saturday afternoon, as the migrants were disallowed to cross over to MP, violence erupted as they resorted to pelting stones on the police personnel deployed at the checkpost and damaged three police vehicles.
For the past 23 days, ever since Nagarwada was declared a red zone to contain the spread of coronavirus, Jadeja has been answering relentless calls, not related to crime, but over issues like delay in the arrival of vegetable vendors, cleanliness workers or need of medicines, food items
For every village in Anand district and nagarpalika wards, a team of five volunteers has been constituted for the purpose. The volunteers are expected to cater to a total population of over 2,80,000 persons in the district, who fall in the age group of 60 years and above.
The system has been installed for primary interaction of patients with doctors at the Kamlaben Shantilal Parikh (KSP) Super Speciality Centre, which was turned into a dedicated COVID hospital on April 10.
The shelters are also closely monitored by health and police officials. Everyday, a team of health officials conducts a primary screening of the migrant labourers. Women lodged at the shelters have been provided with sanitary napkins by the police department.
Yadav, 30, says his wife, who lives back in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh with his parents and their two children, broke down. “We don’t have such khichdi. We usually eat dal and rice and vegetables. She insisted I return home. But how can I go, with no transport?”
On Thursday, Vadodara declared Tandalja as its second red zone area and sealed around 1,800 homes. On the same day, this colony almost 1 km away from the red zone area completely barred entry of any outsiders.
Across cities in Gujarat, the local authorities have declared 22 areas as containment zones, cut off from the rest of the world to contain the spread of coronavirus. All the hotspots together make up for more than 98,400 households, according to the state government as of Sunday morning.
In Ahmedabad, solid waste generation has gone down by more than 50 per cent, while the bio-medical waste generated has doubled compared to the pre-lockdown period, says Harshadray Solanki, director of solid waste management in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).
As majority of them gathered for dinner in the open space within the premises, some flashed their torch from downstairs while a few stood on the balconies. For the first two days, they stayed without electricity.
34-year-old Leela Madi was employed at a small restaurant and was paid Rs 12,000 per month. She used to work as a maid for a 12-hour shift every day. However, she has not been to work in the last two weeks.