The state government of Gujarat has extended night curfews in eight major cities until December 31 in response to an increase in COVID-19 variant Omicron cases.
The state government of Gujarat has extended night curfews in eight major cities until December 31 in response to an increase in COVID-19 variant Omicron cases. The curfew will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., according to the official decree. The eight cities still under night curfew are Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, and Junagarh.
Businesses can continue to operate until 12 a.m. in the meantime. According to the decree, restaurants are only allowed to fill 75 percent of their seating capacity in order to maintain social distance. The limit of 400 people for weddings has not changed as a result of the order.
COVID-19: Gujarat’s night curfew in eight districts has been extended until December 31.
According to district collector Arun Mahesh Babu, the first case of COVID-19’s Omicron strain was reported in Gujarat’s Rajkot district on Sunday. On the other hand, Omicron has been reported in other districts across the state. According to officials, four more cases of the Omicron coronavirus were reported in Gujarat on Sunday, bringing the total number of people infected with this strain in the state to eleven.
Omicron cases have been reported in Gujarat.
A 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy from the United Kingdom, a Surat-based woman who had recently visited Dubai, and a Tanzanian citizen are among the new Omicron patients discovered in the state. The NRI (non-resident Indian) tested positive for coronavirus infection in an RT-PCR test conducted at the Ahmedabad international airport shortly after his arrival from the United Kingdom on December 15, according to a health department official.
His other passengers and contacts, according to the authorities, have tested negative for the virus. A 15-year-old Gandhinagar kid was also diagnosed with the Omicron variant after returning from the United Kingdom on Saturday, according to Gandhinagar Municipal Commissioner Dhaval Patel. A 23-year-old Tanzanian national who tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajkot on December 15 and a 39-year-old businesswoman in Surat who recently returned from Dubai have also been found infected with the new variant of the virus, officials said, bringing the total number of Omicron cases in the state to eleven.
After an RT-PCR test at the airport, the Tanzanian national who arrived in Ahmedabad via Zanzibar and Dar-es-Salaam tested negative for the virus. According to Rajkot collector Arun Mahesh Babu, he was tested again after arriving in Rajkot on December 15 and was declared positive.
Cases of Omicron in India
Meanwhile, according to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, India has reported 161 cases of the novel coronavirus strain Omicron.
“India currently has 161 Omicron cases…
Experts are monitoring the situation on a daily basis “While responding to a debate on the COVID-19 situation in the Rajya Sabha, the minister stated.