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Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar

Gujarat is second in terms of number of Covid-19 cases. The tally in the state, as per the Ministry of Health, stands at 8194. While 493 people have died due to the coronavirus disease, Gujarat has seen 2545 recoveries so far.

*Urgent need to lift lockdown; else financial system may collapse: IIM-Ahmedabad professor
Citing intensified liquidity crunch after the Covid-19 crisis and a slowing economic growth, professor Sebastian Morris of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), underlined the urgent need to lift lockdown in India. Addressing an online public lecture on Deepening Crisis of the Indian Economy, Morris said that the lockdown only helps one gear up the medical system in India and nothing beyond.

*Indian Railways to restart passenger train operations with special trains from New Delhi connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi from tomorrow

*Two persons in Jamnagar and one in Bhavnagar test positive for Covid-19

*Two SRP jawans of Bharuch, who returned from duty in Ahmedabad, test positive for Covid-19

*A PIL has challenged the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC) May 6 notification prohibiting sale of items other than milk and medicines in city areas on the ground that the sudden announcement of the decision led to overcrowding at grocery stores and vegetable shops, and it resulted in breach of social distancing norms putting public health at risk.

*Even as thousands of migrant workers have been getting themselves registered everyday to return back to their respective states, Ahmedabad collector K K Nirala has asked the workers to have patience and maintain restraint, as everybody who has registered will be sent back home.

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