Amid an upward COVID-19 trajectory in Maharashtra, the state authorities has determined to impose a complete lockdown within the Amravati district for one week. Earlier, the district administration had introduced a weekend lockdown in Amravati, from eight pm on Saturday to 7 am on Monday. Nevertheless, now it stands prolonged.
Saying the choice, Guardian Minister Yashomati Thakur stated the lockdown will stay in pressure in the whole Amravati district, excluding Achalpur metropolis. In the meantime, important providers will probably be permitted throughout this era.
On Saturday, Maharashtra reported greater than 6,000 new coronavirus instances for the second day in a row. Out of 6,281 new instances, over 1,700 or about 27 p.c have been recorded in Mumbai and Amravati municipal company areas. Whereas the caseload elevated to 20,93,913 on Saturday, the demise toll elevated to 51,753 with 40 new fatalities. State capital Mumbai recorded the very best 897 new infections, adopted by Amravati metropolis in jap Maharashtra with 806 new instances.