Bharat Details Latest News Update | On Sunday, in the wake of the sudden spike in coronavirus cases across the state, officials in Maharashtra’s Amravati district imposed a one-week lockdown. Guardian Minister Yashomati Thakur, while announcing the decision, said that the lockdown will commence in the district from 8 pm on Monday, except the town of Achalpur. Nevertheless, he added that vital services would remain available. Noting that the decision was taken after an uptick in COVID-19 incidents, Thakur cautioned that if individuals continue to flout coronavirus protocols, the lockdown could be extended.
Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had also cautioned that if coronavirus cases continue to increase, the state government might impose a lockdown. He also requested the authorities to take stern action against those COVID-19 requirements that were in violation.
“If individuals do not wear masks or obey health laws, then it is the responsibility of the district and police administration to strictly enforce these rules. Without showing any leniency, they must take strict punitive and necessary action,”Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr Uddhav Thackrey had said.
Restricted night curfew as COVID-19 cases increase in Pune.
Pune on Sunday also imposed night curfew in the district with surging coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, restricting the movement of people for non-essential activities from 11 pm to 6 am.
The district administration also said that until February 28, all schools, colleges and private coaching classes in Pune will remain closed, while hotels and restaurants will have to close their facilities every day by 11 pm.
“The decision was taken as a precaution to monitor the movement of citizens unnecessarily wandering about.”Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao
“In the district, the average positive rate has now crossed 10 per cent. It was 4 to 5 percent 15 days ago and now there is a need to revamp the district’s standard operating procedures,” he added.