Covid-19 takes shine off diamond city; Surat now Gujarat's subsequent hotspot

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With over 5,000 cases of coronavirus registered until now and a gradual enhance in day by day infections because the last two weeks, Surat city is rising as the following Covid-19 hotspot in Gujarat after Ahmedabad.

The severity of the scenario may be gauged from the truth that Gujarat’s Principal Secretary, Health, Jayanti Ravi, has been tenting in Surat city because the last three days in a bid to search out methods to include the virus.

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Addressing the media in Surat on Thursday, Ravi confused on breaking the transmission chain to include the Covid-19 spread and guaranteed all needed steps to tame the an infection in the diamond city.

On June 19, Surat had reported simply 93 cases in a day, whereas Ahmedabad’s tally of recent day by day infections was 312. A week later, on June 25, Surat’s tally jumped to 152, whereas Ahmedabad city’s day by day depend came all the way down to 225 cases.

On June 27, when Gujarat reported over 600 recent cases for the first time in a day, Surat’s depend was 174, whereas Ahmedabad city’ tally stood at 197.

The gradual enhance in cases continued and on June 30, for the first time, Surat city’s tally overtook that of Ahmedabad. Out of the 620 cases registered throughout the state on June 30, as many as 183 emerged from Surat city, adopted by 182 in Ahmedabad city.

On July 1, the depend was 180 in Surat and 208 in Ahmedabad, indicating that whereas the Covid-19 scenario is bettering in Ahmedabad, it is worsening in the diamond city.

One of the principle causes for sharp enhance in cases in Surat may be the an infection spread via diamond models, which have been opened at first of June following Unlock – 1 announcement.

Till now, around 570 diamond workers and their relations in Surat have examined positive for coronavirus, mentioned Surat Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani.

To cease the Covid-19 spread, the SMC has ordered the closure of diamond sprucing models for one week, ranging from June 30.

In the notification saying the closure two days back, Pani noted the measure, although short-term, was needed as diamond workers have been discovered working with out sporting face masks and never following social distancing norms.

It also came to light that many sick workers, to avoid wasting their jobs, continued reporting for work by taking paracetamol tablets to suppress fever and different signs, Pani had mentioned.

Ravi had on Wednesday expressed confidence that the seven-day closure of diamond models will assist in stopping human-to-human transmission of the lethal virus. So far, Surat district has recorded 5,030 coronavirus cases and 163 deaths.



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