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Maharashtra Government Announces Partial Lockdown In Pune Amid Surge In Covid Cases

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 02, Apr 2021, 19:19 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Apr 2021, 19:19 pm IST

Maharashtra Government Announces Partial Lockdown In Pune Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Amid the rising cases of Coronavirus in Maharashtra, the state government has announced a partial lockdown in Pune. According to the latest information the Uddhav Thackeray government has decided to implement partial lockdown in the state effective from 3rd April 2021, that is, from Saturday.

"A 12-hour night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in Pune from tomorrow, 3rd April. The situation will be reviewed on next Friday", said Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao.

According to the latest guidelines, bars, hotels, and restaurants will remain closed for the next 7 days and people have been advised to stay at home.

The government has said home delivery of products will be allowed till 10 pm. Essential services have been exempted from the guidelines and will operate on a regular basis. PMPML bus service will only be available for essential workers. Industries and other organisations that need staff to travel can hire buses from PMPML.

The guidelines further said that No public function, except funerals & weddings, will be allowed and a maximum of 20 people will be allowed to participate in funerals and the number of guests attending the wedding has been capped to 50.

The guidelines also include that shopping malls and places of worship will remain closed these 7 days.

Saurabh Rao further said that the administration had started an aggressive vaccination campaign, and it will continue to increase the daily vaccinations until, in a few days, it clocks 1 lakh daily vaccinations.

“Vaccination is the most important aspect of Covid management at present. The vaccination speed of Pune is highest in the state and the country. Yesterday (Thursday), we vaccinated over 57,000 individuals. We will speed up the vaccination drive in future as well. In the next two days, the daily count will go up to 80,000 and in a few days, we will clock 1 lakh vaccination a day. This largely depends on supply of vaccination to the district,” he said.

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