Even as COVID-19 cases in Gujarat continues to show a downward trend and restrictions have been eased from Friday, Ahmedabad district collector warned strict action against probable “super spreaders” if they have not taken vaccine or fail to produce RT-PCR negative report at their work places.
Collector Harshad Vohra issued a notification warning criminal action against persons falling under a long drawn list of businesses, if they have not taken vaccine or fail to produce RT-PCR negative report (not older than 10 days) at their places of their work.
The rule is for Ahmedabad district, excluding areas falling under the jurisdiction of Ahmedabad Police Commissioner.
Those in the long list include vegetable vendors, security guards, all types of technicians, auto drivers, cleaners, shop owners, those having shops in malls and those working in beauty parlours and salons.
The notification will remain valid for a month.
Gujarat government has eased restrictions from Friday for businesses and commercial establishments. It has also allowed dining in at 50 per cent seating capacity in restaurants and hotels.
Gyms, places of worship, swimming pools and gardens have also opened up.
Gujarat had witnessed a surge in number of cases in mid-April, resulting in a shortage of Oxygen. The restrictions were imposed thereafter.
In the last 24 hours ending at 5 pm on Friday, Gujarat recorded 481 cases and nine deaths. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Gujarat stand at 8,19,381 and deaths at 9,985.