Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday mentioned the administration in Pune will think about introducing some relaxations if the COVID-19 positivity charge within the metropolis continues to be under 5 per cent within the subsequent two days.
Final week, Pune metropolis had come underneath the state authorities’s degree three class. Nonetheless, with the positivity charge dropping somewhat under 5 per cent, the town has now moved to degree 2.
Beneath relaxations in degree 2, outlets are permitted to function until 7 pm, whereas motels, eating places, and eateries can operate until 10 pm for dine-in with 50 per cent seating capability and malls can function by adhering to social-distancing norms.
“For the reason that positivity charge of Pune metropolis has gone under the 5 per cent, the administration has determined to present extra rest to the town,” mentioned Pawar, who can also be the guardian minister of Pune district.
The district and civic administration will observe the positivity charge within the metropolis for the following two days, and if it stays under 5 per cent, degree 2 relaxations can be relevant, he mentioned.
Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol mentioned the positivity charge within the civic limits of Pune has been at four.95 per cent for one week.
Nonetheless, he mentioned because the positivity charge within the suburb of Pimpri Chinchwad and Pune rural is little above 5 and 10 per cent respectively, these areas will proceed to have restrictions as per the extent three and four respectively.
“We are going to take overview concerning the COVID-19 scenario within the subsequent assembly and a choice relating to the restrictions can be taken thereafter,” he mentioned.
Talking concerning the Wari procession, Pawar mentioned 100 warkaris (devotees of Lord Vitthal) every from Dehu and Alandi have been given permission to participate within the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur in Solapur district.
For the remaining eight revered ‘palkhi’ procession, which originate from totally different cities, permission for 50 warkaris has been given.
“This yr additionally, no permission has been given for the palkhis for the journey on foot. As an alternative, every palkhi can be given two buses and within the bus, the padukas can be taken to Pandharpur,” he mentioned.