Amid sudden increase in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, the Ruling Government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has imposed a week long lockdown in five districts of the state. The states which will undergo this seven day lockdown are Amaravati, Akola, Buldhana, Washim and Yavatmal. The lockdown starts from Monday evening and will remain in effect till March 1 and might be extended if people don’t adhere to the norms of the lockdown. It may be noted that Covid-19 cases are certainly on the rise in Maharashtra. Yesterday itself, Pune and Amravati witnessed 849 and 727 fresh cases of the Corona virus.
Only essential shops will be allowed to open from 6 am to 9 pm
As per the imposed lockdown restrictions, only essential shops will remain operation for the said period and that too within the time frame of 6 am to 9 pm. To ensure social distancing, private offices have been asked to function with only 15 percent employees. Apart from this, schools and colleges will remain closed. However in addition to the above mentioned districts, government has also imposed certain curbs and restrictions in Pune as well. The government has decided to force Night Curfew in the city which means that there will be restriction on any movement (apart from essential work) from 11 pm to 6 am. Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwar has stated that if Covid cases continue to keep increasing, Night Curfew will be imposed across the State.
The Government is mulling over imposing Night Curfew in the State
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meeting next week to ponder over measures to contain the spike in corona virus linked cases. According to the sources, Government might be imposing Night Curfew to curb the prevailing situation. The Shiv Sena Led Government has already taken many strict measures to contain the Covid-19 spread. The government has applied a restriction of 50 persons in marriage ceremonies. Those who violate the rule will be levied a hefty fine of Rs.1 lakh. Recently BMC collected more than 32 lakh rupees as fine for violating mask related norms.