‘Information on Covid-19 composition is crucial’

Published on April 17, 2020 An interview with Prof Chaitanya G Joshi, director of Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC) and Dr Madhvi Joshi, joint director, GBRC, after the centre completed genome sequencing for Covid-19, becoming one of the first government-funded labs in India to do so. Prof Chaitanya Joshi and Dr Madhvi Joshi; Images from … Continue reading ‘Information on Covid-19 composition is crucial’

Gujarat adds 105 new Covid-19 positive cases in 12 hours, tally reaches 871

Published on April 16, 2020 AHMEDABAD: In past 12 hours, Gujarat recorded 105 new positive cases, taking the number of total positive cases in the state to 871. Likewise, three patients -- one each from Kutch, Botad and Ahmedabad -- succumbed to viral infection. Death toll due to Covid-19 in Gujarat is now at 36. … Continue reading Gujarat adds 105 new Covid-19 positive cases in 12 hours, tally reaches 871

Meningitis outbreak forced to close the British district

Published on April 15, 2020 Ahmedabad: A major outbreak of a disease, apprehension of spread among the authorities and citizens alike, discussions to arrest its spread and finally restricting the movement of the citizens – the description reads like Covid-19 but in fact, it was the highlight of 1936 outbreak of meningitis in British-era Kaira … Continue reading Meningitis outbreak forced to close the British district

Gujarat reports 45 new coronavirus cases, tally touches 617

Published on April 14, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat in past 12 hours recorded 45 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total tally to 617. The cases include 31 from Ahmedabad, Surat 9, Mehsana 2 and one each from Bhavnagar, Dahod and Gandhinagar.  The fresh Covid cases include 21 men and 24 women, said state health department … Continue reading Gujarat reports 45 new coronavirus cases, tally touches 617

Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Published on April 14, 2020 Ahmedabad: Covid-19 has claimed 26 lives so far and has over 500 infected cases as on Monday evening in Gujarat. But amid the coronage, you might want to see a silver lining — EMRI 108 data shows that there has been reduction of an average of 238 cases of road … Continue reading Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Gujarat records four fresh Covid-19 cases, two deaths in 12 hours; total count 179

Published on April 12, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat recorded two deaths and four new positive cases since 8pm on Tuesday, said state health and family welfare department officials. With the new cases, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Gujarat is 16 whereas total positive cases are now at 179. All fresh cases are of local … Continue reading Gujarat records four fresh Covid-19 cases, two deaths in 12 hours; total count 179

54 new coronavirus positive cases reported in 12 hours, Gujarat tally now 432

Published on April 11, 2020 AHMEDABAD: On Saturday morning, Ahmedabad -- the only national Covid-19 hotspot from Gujarat - crossed 200 cases. With rise of 31 cases in a matter of 12 hours, the tally now stands at 228. The figure is 52% of Gujarat's total 432 positive cases. Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary (health & … Continue reading 54 new coronavirus positive cases reported in 12 hours, Gujarat tally now 432

Covid-19: Gujarat records two deaths, 46 new positive cases; tally rises to 308

Published on April 10, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat in past 12 hours recorded two deaths due to Covid-19 infection - one each in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar and added 46 new positive cases.State health department officials said that death toll due to Covid-19 in Gujarat is 19 whereas total positive cases are 308. The officials confirmed that … Continue reading Covid-19: Gujarat records two deaths, 46 new positive cases; tally rises to 308