Deccanexpress online: Pune : After continuous surge in COVID19 cases in Maharashtra, a night curfew has been imposed in Pune. A night curfew will remain in force from 11 pm to 6 am.
Also, considering the safety of children, schools and colleges will also remain shut till March 31 amid the latest spike in coronavirus cases. Hotels and bars will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am.
In Pune city, malls and theaters will also remain shut from 10 pm to 6 am during the night curfew. Gardens will be closed in the evening.
The administration has announced complete lockdown in Akola from 8 pm on Friday till 8 am on Monday. It was announced on Thursday that a strict lockdown will be enforced in Nagpur from March 15 to 21. Nagpur has been reporting a spike in daily cases since the last month.
On Thursday, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus cases of 2021. Over 14,000 cases were recorded in Maharashtra, taking the state’s active case tally to over 1 lakh.
Some experts have blamed the surge on the recent gram panchayat elections while some have pointed at the local train services.
Not only Mumbai, Pune and Thane, but several cities and towns in Maharashtra, including Vidarbha and Marathwada regions, have been witnessing a spike in cases. Lockdown or restrictions have been imposed in several cities or districts in Maharashtra in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.