The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to impose night curfew in 27 areas in the district. AMC has ordered closure of all shops after 10 pm on 27 busy roads in the city in view of a steady rise in new Covid-19 cases and violation of norms by residents of certain localities.
SG Highway, Prahlad Nagar Road, Sindhubhavan Road, Bopal are among the 27 areas where the night curfew has been imposed.
“From the last 10-15 days, many instances have come to the notice of the municipal corporation that youths do not wear masks. They gather in groups and do not follow social distancing norms. These types of activities are seen in particular areas of the city, especially during night time,” the AMC said in a release on Monday.
The civic body further said these youths become potential carriers of coronavirus, posing their family members at risk.
“These youths spread coronavirus infection to their parents and grand-parents as well as to children and other family members. Their family members have to pay the price for their negligence. Recently, cases of hospital admission due to coronavirus have increased,” the release said.
Moreover, the AMC said that though it launched a special drive to discourage youths from behaving in such manner, but still violations continue unabated.