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Gujarat reports six new Covid-19 cases taking the tally to 13 so far

Twelve of these patients have history of travel abroad, while one person in Surat had visited Delhi and Jaipur recently

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Kanyakumari: Students wearing maks in the wake of coronavirus pandemic pose for a photograph at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district, Thursday, March 19, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Students wearing masks in the wake of coronavirus pandemic pose for a photograph Photo: PTI

Six new positive cases were reported in on Saturday, which took the tally of such patients to 13 in the state, Chief Minister said here.

Twelve of these patients have history of travel abroad, while one person in Surat had visited Delhi and Jaipur recently, he said.

"Four of these cases were reported in Ahmedabad city, one in Ahmedabad rural, three each in Surat and Vadodara, and one each in Rajkot and Gandhinagar," Rupani said.

Appealing to the people to stay indoors and follow the guidelines related to social distancing and cleanliness, he said the state government was prepared to tackle the "worst- possible" situation.
 

Rupani was talking to reporters after visiting Ahmedabad Civil Hospital.

He also announced that the 1,200-bed super specialty new block of the hospital will be kept exclusively for the treatment of patients.

 

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Similar facilities will be set up in Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat, he said.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel visited SSG Hospital in Vadodara to review the situation and met top officials.

The government has appointed senior officials in four zones of the state to deal with outbreak of such cases.
 

State Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja warned those trying to spread false information about coronavirus on social media platforms.

"Action will be taken against the people who are spreading fake WhatsApp messages to create panic and confusion among public. Cases will be registered against them and action will be taken," Jadeja said.

The state had reported its first two coronavirus positive cases on Thursday. A day later, another five cases had been detected.

The state government has already ordered closure of schools, colleges, private coaching classes, gyms, water parks, multiplexes and other public places.

To prevent gathering of people, the authorities in some districts have imposed section 144 of the CrPC.

First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 15:34 IST
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