The second wave of COVID-19 has strengthened its grip across the country, recording almost 4,00,000 daily cases with close to 4,000 deaths over the past one month. Strict steps have been taken by all the state governments in order to curb the deadly wave. However, some people are continuously violating COVID-related procedures.
In a shocking incident in Gujarat, more than 500 students attended a class at a coaching institute in the town of Jasdan, Rajkot. According to authorities, all the students were sitting next to each other in the class, neither wearing a mask nor maintaining social distancing norms.
This incident happened at a time when most of the states are under lockdown, including Gujarat which is under a partial lockdown.
The owner of this renowned coaching centre has been arrested for flouting COVID rules. Rajkot police chief said that his team raided the coaching centre soon after receiving several complaints that few coaching institutes in the city are still functioning.
According to reports, the owner was identified as Jaysukh Sankhalva, who runs a coaching-cum-hostel for students preparing for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and Balachadi Sainik School entrance exam.
The children, most of them of approximately 9 or 10 years of age, have been handed over to the custody of their parents with a warning that that they should not be allowed to step-out.
Gujarat is one of the worst hit states, reporting nearly 4,000 COVID cases daily over the past few weeks. As of May 22, more than 8,848 cases of black fungus were reported from 18 states, of which Gujarat is responsible for the maximum – over 2000 cases.
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