Unlock 4 in Gujarat Latest News: As per of the Central government’s guidelines for Unlock 4, the Gujarat government on Tuesday allowed bus services in the state with 50 per cent capacity outside containment zones. Also Read - Gujarat Ranks 3rd on IMA's List of 'COVID Martyrs' as 38 Doctors Succumb to Viral Infection
However, the cinema halls, swimming pools and entertainment parks will remain closed in the state as per COVID-19 containment guidelines issued by the state government for September. Also Read - Amazon India Starts All-Women Delivery Station in Gujarat's Kadi, Second in The Country After Chennai
To ease the lockdown norms under ‘Unlock 4’, restrictions on shop timings, which was 9 PM earlier, have been done away with, while restaurants have been allowed to operate till 11 PM, with no time curbs on takeaway service. Also Read - Gujarat: Medical Body Urges CM Rupani to Ban Navratri Festivities in Wake of COVID-19
Restaurants were earlier allowed to operate till 10 PM. The guidelines, issued on Monday, stated that open air theatres can start from September 21.
The state government did not allow schools, colleges, educational institutions to open during the month, though online classes and tele-counselling will be encouraged.
Moreover, the state state government has allowed gatherings of up to 100 people for social, educational, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious and political activities from September 21.
The development comes at a time when Gujarat reported its highest single-day spike of 1,310 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 97,745.
With 14 new fatalities, the death toll in the state due to the pandemic rose to 3,036. On the other hand, 1,131 patients were discharged from hospitals, so the number of recovered patients rose to 78,913.
Surat district reported the highest 289 new cases, followed by Ahmedabad at 159, Rajkot 125, Vadodara 121, Jamnagar 113, Bhavnagar 53, Panchmahal and Gandhinagar 37 each, Amreli 31, Mehsana 30, Patan 26, Bharuch 25, Morbi 23, Kutch, Navsari and Surendranagar 20 each, Devbhumi Dwarka 19, Dahod 16, Banaskantha 15.