"The night curfew everyday from 9 pm to 6 am shall continue thereafter," added Gupta.
With corona infections increasing during and after Diwali celebrations in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat government had decided on the night curfew.
The late night decision created panic and rumours among public about another lockdown. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said on Friday: "There is no question of a lockdown. The curfew is limited only for two days. The word is 'weekend', which means that the curfew will be on Saturday and Sunday."
Meanwhile, the decision to impose night curfew in Ahmedabad had opposite effect to the one intended. Large crowds were witnessed in markets, defeating the very purpose of avoidance of overcrowding in the city. It made Ahmedabad authorities to order shutdown in many markets.
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