Known to have been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for more than a year, along with diabetes and hypertension, she died in hospital and was buried by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, whose staff, wearing surgical masks and gloves, performed the final rites and read out the prayers.
The response was pursuant to the court's requirement from the state to file an Action Taken Report in response to the suo motu cognisance it had taken in the wake of the World Health Organization declaring novel coronavirus as a pandemic.
While five corporation areas and Kutch district were already locked down, it was decided on Monday morning that the rural limits of the districts of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot too will be shut down.
One of the nine persons, a 24-year-old woman who is employed as a call centre executive in an IT consultancy company, spoke to The Indian Express, where she said that a police team from Sola police station reached their office at Sola road in Ahmedabad around 9 pm on Friday night.
In increased preparedness, the health department also made public 127 private hospitals across the state where COVID-19 tests can be done, with maximum number under the jurisdiction of Surat Municipal Corporation.
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An official close to the development told this paper that the two members who were absent are Gujarat Technical University vice-chancellor Navin Sheth and Padma Shri awardee folk artiste Bhikhudan Gadhvi.
Terming dissent as the "safety valve of democracy", Justice Chandrachud said that silencing of dissent and the generation of fear in the minds of people go beyond the violation of personal liberty and a commitment to constitutional values.