As per the Central Government of India, COVID-19 situation in some cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Surat and Thane are quite serious. This assessment by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) came with the statement it released after Ahmedabad municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra had raised the red flag, by saying the number of COVID-19 patient in Gujarat capital may grow to 8 lakh by the end of May if the current four-day period of doubling of cases continues. The number of Coronavirus infection cases in Ahmedabad has reported to 1,638 Gujarat has accounted over 2,600 infection cases.
Maharashtra has been reported of having the highest number of Coronavirus cases around 7,000, followed by Gujarat while Tamil Nadu has 1,755 COVID-19 cases which comes under sixth position while Telangana accounted for 970 cases.
An inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) has rushed by the central government of India to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the hotspot cities. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) joint secretary Punya Salila Srivastava told in a press conference. Four teams has been headed by additional secretary-level officers will visit Ahmedabad, Surat, Hyderabad and Chennai.
The six teams have been constituted for a spot assessment of COVID-19 hotspot districts. Mumbai, Pune (Maharashtra), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan) and West Bengal (one team for Kolkata and adjoining districts and the other for North Bengal) the team in Mumbai will also visit Thane.
The Home Ministry statement made a pointed mention that a number of violations of lockdown measures have been reported, ranging from “violence on frontline healthcare professionals, attacks on police personnel, violation of social distancing norms in market places and opposition to setting up of quarantine centres and so on,” it said.