Corona Spurt In Maharashtra: Cities Under Full Lockdown And Night Curfew

by Shatakshi Gupta

In Maharashtra, Corona has regained momentum. Maharashtra is witnessing a steady rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases. One factor that has contributed to this significant rise is several cluster outbreaks in the state. Cluster outbreaks are when several cases get reported from one particular place and thus can have a connection.

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Citing the situation, the administration has imposed lockdown and night curfew at several places.

Action taken given this rise
Night curfew imposed in Pune

Night curfew has been imposed from March 12 to March 31 in Pune. There will be a complete ban on the movement from 11 pm to 6 am.Given the pace of Corona in Pune city, a meeting was chaired by Deputy CM AjitPawar on Friday.  Subsequently,the district administration imposed the curfew guideline.

1-week lockdown in Nagpur

 In the last 24 hours, 2,150 new infections have been detected in the Nagpur district. In the number of cases, Nagpur stood second after Pune. The government has imposed a 1-week strict lockdown in Nagpur from March 15 to 21.  Stringent lockdown allows only very essential activities.  So far, 1.64 lakh patients have been found in Nagpur.

Janata curfew in Jalgaon

Janata curfew has been implemented in Jalgaon Municipal Corporation limits from 8 pm on Thursday night to 8 am on March 15. During this period, the Department of Emergency Service, PSC and other examinations will be exempted.

Weekend Lockdown Announced in Aurangabad

The Maharashtra government has announced the implementation of a lockdown on weekends in Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad).  Corona rules have been tightened here. Police have been deployed on the road.  Action is being taken against those not wearing masks. There will be a complete lockdown on the weekend.  Schools, colleges and marriage halls will remain closed during this period.

Cases are rising abruptly in the state

 Officials of NITI Aayog and Health Ministry held a press conference on Thursday, raising concerns over the growing cases of corona in Maharashtra. Dr.Balaram Bhargava, director of ICMR, said that Maharashtra has shown a worrying trend. Here a new strain is not found to be behind the increase in infection cases. Officials cite lack of testing, tracking, careless behaviour and a large gathering of people behind such growth.

14000 plus cases found in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra

 On Thursday, 14,317 cases of the corona were reported in Maharashtra. Among them, 2811 in Pune, 2150 in Nagpur and 1509 in Mumbai were confirmed. So far, 22.52 lakh cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state.  The death toll has reached 52,610.