Coronavirus: COVID-19 circumstances have been rising in Maharashtra
Amravati district in Maharashtra will probably be positioned beneath lockdown for every week amid rising circumstances of COVID-19 within the state. Cupboard Minister Yashomati Thakur stated the lockdown will kick in from Monday night.
The federal government stated solely important providers will probably be allowed to perform throughout the strict seven-day lockdown.
The lockdown will probably be prolonged if individuals don’t observe security guidelines, the minister stated, including the choice to cease all non-essential exercise was taken after COVID-19 circumstances continued to rise in Maharashtra.
The announcement for the lockdown in Amravati comes hours after the district administration in Pune shut down colleges and training centres until February 28. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar met with senior officers to evaluate the COVID-19 state of affairs within the district earlier than taking the choice.
Earlier right this moment, Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar stated they’re contemplating night time curfew and a call could be taken at a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
“Coronavirus circumstances are rising in Nagpur, Akola, Amaravati, Yavatmal, Mumbai and Pune. We’ve got requested the district administration to take a name on lockdown or different restrictions after assessing the state of affairs on the bottom,” Mr Wadettiwar stated.
The State Well being Division on Saturday stated 6,281 new COVID-19 circumstances and 40 deaths have been reported within the final 24 hours. The entire circumstances within the state rose to twenty,93,913 together with 48,439 energetic ones and 19,92,530 whole recoveries. Some 51,753 have died because of COVID-19.