Gujarat government has also proposed to open a helpline number and a command and control centre in Gandhinagar where workers and employees can register their complaints .
GCMMf has hired private plants in Rajasthan and Maharashtra to process close to 20 lakh litres of excess milk per day and convert it into milk powder.
To use the helpline, simply save the number +91 20 2612 7394 in your phone contacts and then text the word ‘Hi' in a WhatsApp message to get started. This service will be available both in English and Marathi, a statement issued Wednesday said.
From the state government, the HC has sought a status report that will include details shared by the Centre with the state government and the steps taken by the Gujarat government with regard to identifying those individuals who attended the congregation.
As per Gujarat Police, preliminary investigation revealed that 34 Tablighi Jamaat workers from Ahmedabad, 12 from Mehsana, 20 from Bhavnagar, 4 from Botad and 2 from Navsari attended the Markaz.
"About 10 lakh families were covered till 7.30 pm. This distribution will go on till 8 pm and if needed, we will extend the timing further," said Mohammad Shahid, Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, while talking to The Indian Express.
According to officials, a police team had arrived outside a residential society in Gomtipur area to disrupt a crowd formation, in light of the nationwide lockdown.
The order to make names and details of Covid-19 positive persons public was issued by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner Vijay Nehra “in larger public interest and with a view to stop the spread of COVID-19”.
Nizamuddin has emerged as one of COVID-19 hotspots, prompting many states to launch a massive search for the attendees.
From online classes to online exhibition and evaluation of projects by engineering students, and from online assessments to shifting the admission process to an online platform, universities in Gujarat are taking to the internet to teach students during the lockdown.
The district collector, on Tuesday, assigned 12 vans to six blood banks in the city to facilitate travel of registered and voluntary blood donors in order to replenish depleting blood banks amid COVID-19 lockdown.
People between 18 and 50 years of age can send their selfies and live location every two hours to an authorised WhatsApp number throughout the lockdown period till April 13, following which their data will be evaluated and they will be appointed.
The interest due during this delayed payment will be paid by both the Centre and the state governments, he said, adding that the move will increase the state government's burden by Rs 160 crore.
The government on March 21 had issued a notification asking businesses and industries in Gujarat to not lay off workers or to cut wages during the lockdown period.
Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officers confirmed about six persons, including the 70-year-old man who died on March 26, having travelled to Delhi to attend the Nizamuddin meet.
“Although our employer has been very kind and provided us with essentials, my parents have been worried about me. They are asking me to return to our village, come what may.”
Principal Health Secretary Jayanti Ravi said, “We took this step proactively two days ago for districts that are reporting higher numbers of cases, or showing signs of clustering.”
In the initial days of lockdown, Gujarat government had made arrangements to send thousands of labourers to their native places in three phases. After that, the government announced that it will not allow any movement across the border.
In the last 24 hours, police officials registered over 122 cases of violation of the Surat Police Commissioner's notification of IPC section 188 and the Epidemic Disease Act across 30 police stations in the city
The interviews, held by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Urban Health Society, were for the 1000 urban health clinics, which were announced in this year’s state Budget.
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