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Saturday, 25 September 2021 2.43 PM IST

400 persons can now attend public events; as COVID-19 cases drop, Gujarat govt announces relaxations in curbs

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AHMEDABAD: In light of the significant drop in fresh cases of coronavirus, the Gujarat government on Wednesday decided to relax the night curfew timings by an hour in eight major cities from July 31.

As per an official release, the state government has also decided to permit celebrations for the upcoming Ganesh Utsav in public places, with a condition that the idol will have to be less than four feet in height.

The decisions were taken by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in a core committee meeting held in Gandhinagar, it was stated.

At present, a night curfew has been imposed between 10 pm and 6 am in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar and Junagadh.

From July 31, the night time restrictions on people's movement will be effective from 11 pm till 6 am in these cities, the release stated.

Hotels and restaurants can remain open till 10 pm in these cities, while instead of the current limit of 200 guests, 400 persons can now attend public events held in open spaces, it was stated.

According to the health department, Gujarat saw 21 new cases of COVID-19 and did not report a single casualty the last 24 hours.

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