An almost empty road in Ahmedabad during lockdown  |  Photo Credit: PTI
- Order will come into effect from 28th April and will remain imposed till 5th May 2021
- All essential services will continue in the 6 cities during these restrictions
Gandhinagar: In view of the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the Gujarat government on Tuesday announced a night curfew in all 29 cities of the state and imposed a slew of restrictions on public places, congregations, functions, markets, etc during the curfew.
According to Gujarat’s Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), a curfew will be imposed in all the cities of Gujarat every night starting from 8 pm and ending at 6 am. It will come into effect from April 28 and will remain imposed till May 5, 2021
Earlier, the curfew was imposed in 20 cities, including 8 major cities, from 8 pm and 6 am. The curfew will be now imposed on other cities of Himmatnagar, Palanpur, Navsari, Valsad, Porbandar, Botad, Viramgam, Chhota Udaipur and Veraval.
Meanwhile, malls, shopping complexes, cinema halls, auditoriums, gyms, swimming pools, water parks, public gardens, salon, spas and other amusement activities will remain closed in all 29 cities. All APMCs will be closed, only APMCs associated with vegetables and fruits can be continued, said the CMO.
It was also announced that public access to religious places across the state will be closed. Only administrators and priests will be able to perform puja. Public bus transport will continue in the entire state with 50% capacity. Maximum 50 people at weddings and 20 people at funerals allowed.
All industries, manufacturing units, factories and construction activities will continue in these 29 cities. All medical and paramedical services will remain the same. All restaurants in these 29 cities will be closed only take-away services can be continued.
All essential services will continue in the 6 major cities during these restrictions. Grocery stores, vegetable shops, fruit shops, medical store, dairies, bakeries will be allowed to operate, added the CMO.