Dyeing units in Surat have resumed operations with 25-30% staff,amid fourth phase of lockdown. Paresh Chaudhary, owner of a dyeing unit says,"We'are following all govt guidelines;regular temperature checks being done,use of masks&sanitisers compulsory&social distancing followed".
Ahmedabad reported 251 new cases, taking the total to more than 10,800 cases, while Surat saw 36 more persons test positive, taking the total to 1,387 cases.
In the deathly silence of the night, as I drove from Surat to Mumbai, I was woken up by the sound of a child crying. In Bhiwandi, past one am, I met, children, women & men walking, guided only by moonshine, Headed to U.P. These images have come to define my reporting life. Watch
Tonight I will also tell you the story of Abdul Rehman Malbari of Surat. In the age of COVID, when families are either not willing or allowed to claim bodies of those who die, Abdul Bhai performs the antim sanskar for many Hindu families. I bow to his humanism, his nationalism.
Today in Surat, at the platform, I waved goodbye to the Train to Bihar. After 53 days of telling the stories of Migrant workers walking our national highways, for 100s of kms, sometimes barefoot, often without any food, this felt incredible and personal.
Gujarat: Labourers protested and pelted stones at the office of Diamond Bourse in Surat, alleging that they were made to work amid #CoronavirusLockdown . Workers also demanded that they be sent back to their native places.
My neighbours have told me told me that I shouldn't return home from hospital as I must've got infected with COVID19. They verbally abused&threatened me.Police has extended their support to me.Due to #COVID19 crisis,there's lot of pressure at hospital:Dr Sanjivani, Surat, Gujarat