On May 19, in the fourth phase of lockdown, the contractor was ready to walk back home. For this duration, the group of workers had been stranded without any work or money. “Our bags are packed and we are ready to walk to Bihar... We have no option left.”
"The quarantine is mandatory and I do not mind it. I feel I should have left earlier, so that I could complete my quarantine and embrace my family on Eid. Every Eid I have been with them, this is the first time I am not with them."
Speaking for Ahmedabad Civil Hospital where Makwana was admitted, Officer on Special Duty Dr M M Prabhakar told The Indian Express it was the job of the AMC to keep the family informed. “We are a multi-speciality treating hospital and there are corporation people to coordinate this.”
"As soon as my reports came, I told my commanding officer that I want my uniform and my job back. 22 years ago, I had joined the Home Guard as I loved the uniform and a sense of service it brings," said Parmar.
According to police, Dhaval Patel, editor and owner of Face of Nation, allegedly wrote a news story on May 7, titled ‘Mansukh Mandaviya called by high command, chances of leadership change in Gujarat’. Mandaviya is a Union minister and a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat.
"This year we won't be able to celebrate Chhath Pooja in November as we might have to come back to Ahmedabad after July or August. But my family is not bothered about it. They just want me to come back," said 19-year-old Mausam Kumar.
Amid the ongoing lockdown in the country amid Coronavirus outbreak, thousands of migrant daily wage labourers are stuck in cluster pockets of Ahmedabad city and Ahmedabad industrial estate areas, with minimal ration and no money
As of Friday, 3.98 crore people were screened, with Jayanti Ravi stating that each household took up to seven to eight minutes of a health worker’s time. Screening is also being undertaken through telephonic follow-ups.
Tuteja is one among over 500 independent volunteers in Ahmedabad who have come forward to don the roles of cooks and delivery boys, and are providing home cooked food to college students and senior citizens.