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COVID-19 surge: Nagpur authorities to enforce ‘strict’ lockdown from 15-21 March, says Maharashtra govt

COVID-19 surge: Nagpur authorities to enforce ‘strict’ lockdown from 15-21 March, says Maharashtra govt
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COVID-19 surge: Nagpur authorities to enforce ‘strict’ lockdown from 15-21 March, says Maharashtra govt

COVID-19 surge: Nagpur authorities to implement ‘strict’ lockdown from 15-21 March, says Maharashtra govt

Non-public workplaces will stay closed and authorities workplaces will work at 25 p.c capability, district guardian minister Nitin Raut stated on Thursday

COVID-19 surge: Nagpur authorities to enforce 'strict' lockdown from 15-21 March, says Maharashtra govt

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Nagpur: A “strict lockdown” might be enforced in Nagpur from 15 to 21 March in view of spike in COVID-19 instances, district guardian minister Nitin Raut introduced on Thursday. The district has been reporting a spike in each day instances because the final month.

Raut chaired a gathering of high district officers right here and later informed reporters that the lockdown might be enforced within the Nagpur Police Commissionerate limits from 15 to 21 March.

Throughout the lockdown, personal workplaces will stay closed, whereas authorities workplaces will work at 25 p.c capability, stated Raut. Retailers of important commodities will stay open, the minister stated. Alcohol might be bought on-line solely in the course of the lockdown interval.

Raut stated individuals mustn’t transfer out unnecessarily.

On 22 February, some restrictions have been imposed in Nagpur, together with strict curbs on weekends. On Wednesday, the district reported 1,710 new coronavirus instances, which pushed its total tally to 1,62,053.

There are 12,166 energetic COVID-19 instances at current in Nagpur.

A complete of 4,417 individuals have died as a result of viral an infection within the district thus far, as per official figures.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had final yr in January had appointed guardian ministers for all 36 districts of the state.

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