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Gujarat CM to visit new Covid hotspot Surat on Saturday

Friday - July 3, 2020 11:27 pm , Category : HEALTH
Gandhinagar July 3 (IANS) In view of the worsening situation in the 'Diamond City', Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, along with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, will be visiting Surat on Saturday to take stock of the situation there.
Principal Secretary, Health, Jayanti Ravi is already camping in Surat since last four days.
Even as health authorities heaved a sigh of relief due to the decline in the number of cases in Ahmedabad, Surat began emerging as the state's new hotspot for coronavirus, with a sudden spike in daily cases over the last two weeks or so.
Before June 20, the daily count of coronavirus cases in the city used to be around 70 to 80, but, it has now risen to around 200. From 3,057 cases on June 20, Surat has now reached 5,461 now.
Alarmed at Surat's condition, Rupani and Patel have decided to fly to the city on Saturday, where they will assess the situation, and visit hospitals. Thereafter, Rupani will chair a meeting with top officials and Surat district authorities to take stock of the steps being taken, and facilities in the city. Chief Secretary Anil Mukim and CM's Chief Principal Secretary K. Kailashnathan will also be present at the meeting.

--IANS amc/vd