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Gujarat MLA Imran Khedawala tests Coronavirus positive

Significantly, Imran Khedawala had met Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday afternoon regarding the outbreak

Tuesday April 14, 2020 11:31 PM, IANS

Gujarat MLA Corona Positive

Gandhinagar: Imran Khedawala, a Congress legislator from Gujarat's Jamalpur Khadia, a part of coronavirus hotspot in Ahmedabad, was found to be positive for the dreaded virus on Tuesday.

Significantly, Imran Khedawala had met Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday afternoon regarding the outbreak.

As more and more positive cases are emerging from Ahmedabad's hotspot or cluster areas in the fortified area, health authorities have intensified the surveillance and testing in these areas. The state government on Tuesday even imposed a week-long curfew in the area.

There are six areas from the fortified city which are come under the hotspot - Shahpur, Kalupur, Jamalpur-Khadia, Gaikwad Haveli and Dariyapur. Danilii, an area outside the fortified city, is also under the curfew.

Due to the intensity of more and more positive cases cropping up in these areas, the local legislators are trying their best to convince the people to co-operate with the health authorities for the surveillance and testing.

Khedawala was also in touch with the people in his constituency, trying to convince people to cooperate.

As an outcome of the surveillance and testing, he on Tuesday was found to be Corona positive according to sources. After the detection, he was rushed to the SVP hospital and admitted.

Senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil, in a tweet, confirmed that the MLA had been diagnosed Covid positive, while praising him for "his selfless service during the coronavirus pandemic without any thought to his personal safety".

Apart from Rupani, Khedawala had also met Minister of State for Home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja. According to sources, the meetings took place while maintaining the social distancing.

Khedawala had also met Chief Secretary, Anil Mukim and the Director General of Police Shivanand Jha on Tuesday afternoon. Khedawala was accompanied by fellow legislators Shailesh Parmar and Gyasuddin Sheikh, from the area.

Khedawala had also interacted with the media thereafter.

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