Coronavirus lockdown: Stones thrown at police at containment zone in Gujarat's Godhra
An unexpected clash between the police and locals in Gujarat's Godhra broke out when law-enforcing authorities were barricading a containment zone in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus as part of the lockdown measures. Superintendent of Police (SP) Leena Patil in her statement said, "The barricading of the containment area was being done by the civic authorities and the police. Some locals protested and threw stones at them." Soon after, the police had brought control in the area by employing tear gas. Ms. Patil added saying, "We used tear gas as a measure to control the situation. At the moment, the situation is under control,".
Gujarat is the second-worst affected state in India after Maharashtra with 4,721 positive coronavirus cases with 736 people discharged after treatment while 236 lost their lives. With 68,774 people tested so far, the state reported 326 new COVID-19 cases on Friday along with 22 patients succumbing to their deaths due to the deadly effects of the virus.
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