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COVID lockdown in Maharashtra: After Pune, Aurangabad imposes evening curfew; Nagpur shuts schools

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Amid a surge in COVID-19 instances in Maharashtra, Nagpur and Aurangabad on Tuesday started imposing contemporary restrictions on the circulation of different folks.

While Nagpur district has decided to clamp down on social, political, cultural events and ordered to shut schools, schools, and coaching classes till 7 March, Aurangabad metropolis has imposed a evening curfew till 8 March.

The restrictions came to topic days after Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray told other folks to apply “COVID-appropriate” behaviour and safety norms.

“The pandemic is elevating its head in the disclose again, however whether or no longer here’s a 2d wave will possible be identified in eight to 15 days,” Thackeray had acknowledged on Sunday pronouncing that spiritual, social, and political gatherings will possible be prohibited in the disclose from Monday (22 February).

“Set up on masks, take into story self-discipline, and derive social distancing to steer decided of one other lockdown,” Thackeray had warned.

There has been a surge in instances in some districts of Maharashtra no longer too long previously. Nonetheless, the disclose had on Monday seen a limited dip in instances after logging over 6,000 instances for 3 days in a row. Per an fine assertion from the smartly being division, with 5,210 contemporary infections, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 21,06,094 on Monday. With 18 recent deaths reported on Monday, the disclose’s fatality count rose to 51,806.

On different hand, 5,035 patients recovered on Monday, taking the series of persons discharged from hospitals till now to 19,99,982.

Per experiences, the disclose has imposed a one-week lockdown in the Amravati division (till 1 March) while evening curbs had been positioned in Pune.

Per a file in The Hindustan Times, the disclose has clamped down on circulation on other folks in Mumbai, Nagpur, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Akola, Yavatmal, Washim and Buldhana. Here’s what these restrictions entail:

Nagpur: Faculties, most main market shut quiet 7 March

In Nagpur, strict curbs had been launched, including prohibiting social, political, cultural events and maintaining schools, schools and coaching classes shut from Tuesday (this day, 23 February) till 7 March. The restrictions had been launched by Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut on Monday in take into story of the latest upward thrust in instances in the district.

As of Tuesday, Nagpur had reported 1,43,843 recent instances and 4,283 deaths. As many as 710 recent instances and eight deaths had been recorded on Tuesday.

Speaking to newshounds after chairing a review meeting, the district guardian minister acknowledged most main markets will additionally no longer delivery on Saturdays and Sundays from Tuesday till 7 March.

Marriage halls will possible be non-operational from 25 February to 7 March, he added. The district administration has been directed to ramp up COVID-19 attempting out to model out the surge in COVID instances.

Per a file by the Times of India, restaurants will possible be allowed to operate with 50 percent capability till 9 pm, two hours lesser than became once allowed earlier. The minister clarified that there would no longer be a plump lockdown and additionally claimed that no recent coronavirus mutation had been discovered in the district.

Pune: Evening curbs launched; hotels, restaurants to interior reach 11 pm

Faculties, schools, and non-public coaching classes in Pune district will live closed till 28 February, while hotels and restaurants will need to shut down by 11 pm from Monday, divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao acknowledged on Sunday.

Rao acknowledged for the final three months, the instruct in the district became once under take dangle of watch over. However, now in take into story of the upward thrust in coronavirus instances, some selections had been taken.

Restrictions on the circulation of different folks for non-considerable activities between 11 pm and 6 am had been additionally imposed from Monday. Rao had acknowledged that considerable activities handle newspaper distribution, milk and vegetable provide, and scientific institution emergencies had been excluded from the curbs.

“Nonetheless, establishments handle see centres the build preparations for civil companies examinations are conducted will operate with 50 percent capability,” the fine had acknowledged.

Rao acknowledged that a decision has been taken to put into effect the cap of 200 other folks at weddings in “letter and spirit” as violations had been seen. Per a Times of India file, no marriage ceremony, political or social match would possibly possibly possibly be allowed without obtaining a no-objection certificates from the police.

There would possibly be now not always any restriction on inter-district circulation, however the administration expects other folks to apply “COVID- appropriate behaviour” while travelling, Rao acknowledged.

Rao additionally launched that micro-containment zones will possible be created in the total hotspots. He acknowledged a decision has additionally been taken to activate COVID-19 care centres on the tehsil stage in rural areas and acknowledged that attempting out additionally wants to be elevated.

The fine knowledgeable that a review will possible be applied on Friday and the following plan will possible be decided accordingly.

On Monday, Pune metropolis reported a upward thrust of 336 instances.

Amaravati Division: Lockdown imposed till 1 March

Addressing a press briefing on Sunday, Maharashtra minister Yashomati Thakur Sunday launched a one-week lockdown in Amaravati and Achalpur cities and restrictions in different parts of the district as smartly from 22 February, reported the Times of India.

As per the file, restrictions will possible be appropriate in four different districts in the Amaravati division as smartly.

The Akola circle — which covers Amaravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana and Washim districts, besides Akola — which has witnessed an upsurge in instances of leisurely, recorded 1,154 recent infections on Monday.

Streets in Akola bear deserted look after the Amravati divisional commissioner announced a week-long lockdown. PTI

Amaravati Divisional Commissioner Piyush Singh told The Indian Categorical that the municipal areas of Amaravati and Achalpur cities in Amaravati district, Akola, Akot, and Murtizapur in Akola district, and Buldana and Chikhli in Buldana district had been declared containment zones and will be under lockdown from 5 am on 23 February to five am on 1 March.

“…all around the lockdown period, all retail outlets, as opposed to these promoting treatment, grocery, milk, and greens, will live closed. These retail outlets will possible be allowed to operate most efficient between 9 am and 5 pm. Public or non-public programmes, as opposed to marriages, would possibly possibly possibly no longer be allowed,” the Indian Categorical quotes Singh as pronouncing.

A cap of 25 persons will possible be imposed on weddings and this also can apply to the parts of the district outside the municipal limits of the containment zone, acknowledged the file.

Singh told the newspaper that public transportation will additionally live shut between 5 am on 23 February and 5 am on 1 March, and non-public autos had been allowed most efficient for unavoidable journeys. Restaurants interior and outside the containment zones will live prohibited however residence shipping will possible be allowed

“Offices will live closed interior the containment zones and can operate with most efficient 15 percent attendance outside them. Spiritual locations will additionally live closed interior the containment zones. Those outside the containment zones can live delivery most efficient between 9 am and 5 pm,” The Indian Categorical file quoted Singh as pronouncing.

Per the file, Singh additionally acknowledged containment zone restrictions will apply in decided areas of Washim and Buldhana which had been demarcated as such while the constraints meant for non-containment zones will apply outside these areas.

Mumbai: Cops to top-notch mask-avoiders

Though Mumbai witnessed a fall in day-to-day instances for the 2d consecutive day on Tuesday, reporting 643 contemporary instances, the metropolis became once amongst the most main to deliver restrictions and fines on these violating COVID-19 principles following a surge final week.

The metropolis has no longer most efficient hired further ‘Horny-UP’ marshals to be decided adherence to COVID-19 principles however additionally permitted the Mumbai Police to penalise other folks Rs 200 for no longer wearing masks in public as mandated under COVID-19 norms.

“Dear Mumbaikars, Mumbai Police is now permitted to instruct challans to offenders no longer wearing a mask too. Whenever we fined you for no longer wearing a helmet or seatbelt it became once repeatedly to remind you of the worth of your life & safety. Same for masks. Please lift care. You topic to us,” the metropolis’ police acknowledged in a tweet on Monday.

The BMC on Sunday acknowledged that if COVID norms are no longer practised at social gatherings, due action will possible be taken against the attendees, organisers, and management.

The civic body had issued a contemporary living of pointers and COVID-19 protocol final week.

An fine acknowledged that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company had gathered Rs 31.79 crore between March final year and 19 February this year from 15.71 lakh other folks that had been caught without face masks in public spaces.

Aurangabad division: Evening curfew, race restrictions
With instances rising in the neighbouring divisions, numerous districts in the Aurangabad division launched contemporary restrictions on Tuesday, including some pronouncing restrictions on the circulation of different folks from districts that are seeing a interesting upward thrust in the series of COVID-19 instances.

Amid a upward thrust in COVID-19 instances throughout the final few days, evening curfew became once imposed in Aurangabad metropolis between 11 pm and 6 am till 8 March, Police Commissioner Nikhil Gupta acknowledged on Tuesday.

Gupta told newshounds that the decision became once taken after district, civic and police officials held a meeting all around the day and identified the shortcoming of adherence to COVID-19 precuations.

“A upward thrust in COVID-19 instances is being noticed in the metropolis, and the administration has seen that a number of different folks are no longer complying with outbreak protocols handle wearings masks, maintaining social distancing and plenty others. So the decision became once taken to impose evening curfew from tonight,” Gupta acknowledged.

The police fine added that the industrial sector, scientific and emergency companies, public transport, and plenty others are exempt from the evening curfew.

The caseload in Aurangabad district is inching against the 50,000 stamp with 132 instances recorded on Monday and 201 on Sunday.

The district of Parbhani, which additionally falls interior the Aurangabad division, launched restrictions on inbound travels while closing locations of indulge in to stem the latest spike of COVID-19 instances.

Budge from 11 districts in Vidarbha to Parbhani has been positioned under decided restrictions so that the spike in instances in that phase of the disclose does no longer luxuriate in an impact here, District Collector Deepak Muglikar told PTI.

“We now luxuriate in told non-public buses to boot to these of MSRTC to no longer carry passengers from these parts to Parbhani. We now luxuriate in additionally ordered the closure of locations of indulge in till 28 February,” he acknowledged.

As per the picture issued by the collectorate, the race restrictions are appropriate for folk from Nagpur,  Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal, Amravati, Akola, Washim, Bhandara, Gondia and Wardha, and plenty others, though emergency circulation will possible be authorized.

In the intervening time, the Nanded district administration additionally phase of the Aurangabad division living up two antigen attempting out posts alongside the border with Yavatmal in take into story of rising COVID-19 instances there, officials acknowledged on Monday.

Nanded collector Vipin Itankar acknowledged the take a look at centres in Hadgaon and Mahur will own decided the rising instances in Yavatmal does no longer impact his district. He acknowledged the switch is an experimental one for eight days and each and each submit can luxuriate in smartly being, income and police personnel.

Nanded’s COVID-19 case count reached 23,208 with 59 recent instances on Monday. So a ways, 375 other folks luxuriate in died and the series of gripping instances is 375.

In Jalna, instructional institutions had been ordered to remain shut till 31 March in take into story of rising COVID-19 instances in the district. The choice became once taken after a meeting all around the day chaired by district collector Ravindra Binwade, he added.

Nonetheless, college for classes 11  and 12 will fair as regular, the fine knowledgeable. Permission for social, spiritual and political gatherings had been withdrawn, he added.

The district recorded 117 instances, including 28 in Jayde Wadi village in Bhokardan tehsil, taking the total caseload to 14,782. There are 112 instances in the village presently, the fine acknowledged.

The administration ordered the closure of the considerable Shri Rajur Ganpati temple in Bhokardan tehsil as phase of measures to own the spike.

With inputs from PTI

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