Nitin Patel, who also holds the Health portfolio, said the state is fully prepared to administer vaccination to the priority groups as soon as doses are received from the Centre.
He gave the credit for the fall in new COVID-19 cases to measures such as night curfew in four major cities, including Ahmedabad, and to greater awareness among people.
According to the Vadodara district police, the accused, Rashmin Patel, is a resident of Shinor taluka of the district and is a Congress worker.
Patel also took a dig at the state Congress over appointment of quota leader Hardik Patel, age 26, as its working president in Gujarat.
Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel said as per the provisions of the Lockdown 4.0 there was no need for passes to commute between districts.
After returning to their homes in respective states from Delhi, they should have informed the authorities. This could have contained the spread, Patel said
These patients are being treated in hospitals at Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said.
Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Thursday said that the Mohalla clinic-based healthcare model of Delhi was not suitable for a large state such as Gujarat.
Surat police arrested 19 more persons, accused of holding violent protests against the film in the city two days ago.
The decision was taken at a meeting supervised by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Ahmedabad.