Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has stepped up vigil and placed Dev Castle flats in Isanpur under micro-containment zone following an increase in Corona cases in the city.
After a gap of six months, the civic body declared the first micro-containment zone. Four Covid positive cases were registered in a single family and the AMC has sealed the premises. All 85 residents of one block at Dev Castle will not be allowed to step out for 14 days. Policemen have also been posted outside the flat to ensure that residents do not move out and spread the virus.
Meanwhile, the AMC is also making arrangements for antigen tests. Domes will be set up at various places and testing with thermal guns at all entry points will be started soon. Testing of passengers at the airport will also begin. At railway stations and ST bus stands, testing of suspicious passengers will be carried out.
State records 40 Covid cases
Meanwhile, a total of 40 Covid cases were recorded in Gujarat, which are the highest after a three-week gap. Maximum number of 14 cases were reported in Ahmedabad, followed by 6 in Vadodara and 4 in Surat.
This has taken the infection tally to 8,26,866, while no fresh death due to the disease was reported in the state, as per the Health Department statement.
As many as 21 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the tally of recoveries to 8,16,542, the release added.
Gujarat now has 234 active cases, of which 7 patients are on ventilators, it said.
The death toll remained unchanged at 10,090 with no fresh fatality registered in the last 24 hours, the release said.
7.33 cr vax doses given
As many as 7.33 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the state, of which 4.57 lakh shots were given during the day, the department said.
No new case of COVID-19 was registered in the adjoining Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu in the last 24 hours, said an official release.
Of the total 10,654 people found positive for coronavirus in the UT so far, four have died, while 10,650 have recovered, said the release.
Testing and tracing of people has begun. All civic bodies have also been asked to set up checking centres at entry points of the city.