The textile industry in Gujarat's Surat continues to face difficulty in business due to shortage of labourers. The production capacity in textile industry is around 40-50% currently amid coronavirus pandemic. Labourers went back to their native towns in Odisha and Bihar due to fear of COVID-19 which has affected the business of textile industry. Industry owners are facing hardships due to lack of work staff. Speaking to ANI, President of South Gujarat Textile Processors' Association, Jitubhai Vakharia said, "The production capacity is around 40-50% right now." There are over 14,600 active cases of coronavirus in Gujarat.