Mumbai: Following the sudden jump in COVID19 cases, the Ahmedabad administration on Thursday decided to impose an indefinite curfew in the city.
According to the update, a curfew will be imposed in the city from 9 am to 6 pm till further orders.
With the rapidly growing Kovid cases in the city, the Ahmedabad administration said that an adequate number of beds have been provided for COVID-19 patients in the city’s hospitals.
Additional Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who was appointed as an officer on special duty for COVID-19 in Ahmedabad city, said 40 per cent of beds are still available in hospitals for coronavirus patients.
According to Gupta, out of 7,279 beds provided for COVID-19 patients in seven government and 76 designated private hospitals, 2,848 beds, i.e. 40 percent, are still available. These include 2,347 beds in government hospitals and 501 beds in designated private hospitals.
The development comes as Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district reported 220 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking its number to 46,022. With five more deaths, the number of fatalities in the district rose to 1,949.
With 221 more recoveries, the number of patients discharged from hospitals rose to 40,753.