Gujarat extends night curfew in 4 major cities

The Gujarat government has decided to extend the night curfew in four major cities of the state, including Ahmedabad, till March 31, amid the fresh spike in coronavirus cases.

The state government said in a statement, "Gujarat government has decided to implement night curfew in four metros - Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot from 10 pm to 6 am between March 17 and March 31."

This is the sixth extension of the night curfew, which first came into force in November last year after a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in these cities following the festival season.

Gujarat has so far reported 2,70,000 COVID-19 cases, out of which 2,70,000 patients have recovered. The death toll due to the disease in the state stands at 4,425.