COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra are continuing to rise since past few weeks. As a result, seven-day lockdown has been imposed in Amravati City as well as Achalpur town in Amravati district.
Guardian minister Yashomati Thakur in a press conference on Sunday afternoon made the announcement.
Earlier, this week, a lockdown was imposed in Amravati. On February 18, the District Magistrate Shailesh Naval had announced a complete lock-down from Saturday morning to Monday morning. The DM had said all establishments will close at 8 pm on Friday.
“We urge people to follow the Covid-19 rules or we will be forced to take action against them,” Shailesh Naval had said on Thursday.
Rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra
After a brief decrease in the number of cornavirus cases, Maharashtra is again facing a COVID spike. On 20 February, Maharashtra recorded 6,281 new cases and 40 Covid-19 deaths. Many are fearing that the latest mutant of coronavirus has entered the State as well.
Night curfew in Pune
Amid a fresh coronavirus spike in the region, the authorities in Pune announced a night curfew. Except for essesntial services, no public movement will be allowed in Pune between 11 pm to 6 am.
As far as schools and colleges are concerned, they will remain closed till February 28. Moreover, fresh guidelines will be issued on Monday, said the Pune divisional commissioner.
On Friday, authorities issued orders for three districts to contain the spread of coronavirus. These districts include Yavatmal, Akola and Amravati. The state government also said that eight districts in Maharashtra have reported an average 8 per cent spike in new Covid-19 cases over the last week. These districts have been identified as Pune, Nasik, Nagpur, Wardha, Yavatmal, Amravati, Akola and Buldhana.