Lockdown extended in eastern Maharashtra”s Amravati city

Lockdown extended in eastern Maharashtra”s Amravati city

Nagpur, Feb 27 (PTI) Lockdown in Amravati city in
Maharashtra was extended for a week on Saturday in view of the
coronavirus situation, while restrictions were also imposed
for the weekend in Nagpur, Buldhana and Yavatmal.

These cities in Maharashtra”s Vidarbha region have
reported a spike in the cases of COVID-19 in the last one
week.

Amravati district collector Shailesh Naval ordered
extension of the lockdown in Amravati and Achalpur cities for
a week, and also imposed restrictions in Anjangaon Surji town.

Amravati, Achalpur and places adjoining these two
cities and the entire Anjangaon Surji town will remain under
lockdown till 6 am on March 8, he said.

People can step out to buy essential commodities
between 8 am and 3 pm, Naval said.

The industries permitted to operate earlier would
continue to operate. Weekly bazaars, schools, colleges,
coaching classes, gyms, swimming pools, cinema halls and
multiplexes will remain closed.

Hotels would be allowed to provide parcel service
while vegetable markets would be open for retailers between 2
am and 6 am.

School and college examinations will be conducted as
per the schedule, the collector said.

In Yavatmal, the administration imposed a complete
curfew for 40 hours, starting at 5 pm Saturday.

Lockdown is also in force for Saturday and Sunday in
Nagpur and Buldhana.

On Friday, 8,333 new coronavirus cases were reported
in the state. Four cities – Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Amravati
— together accounted for 3,401 or 40 per cent of new cases.

Maharashtra energy minister and guardian minister of
Nagpur district Dr Nitin Raut warned of tougher steps if
the rise in cases did not come under control.

“Saving people”s lives is our duty and we are ready to
initiate all necessary steps for it,” he said, appealing
people to maintain social distance and wear masks. PTI COR
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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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