Amravati in Maharashtra will probably be positioned below a week-long curfew from eight pm on Monday as a result of sharp rise in COVID-19 instances within the district. The district administration said that solely retailers promoting necessities commodities will probably be allowed to stay open throughout the curfew from eight am to three pm.
Shailesh Naval, District Collector Amaravati stated, “A curfew will probably be imposed in Amravati Municipal Company and Achalpur Municipal Council limits from eight pm on February 22 to six am on March 1. Throughout this curfew, solely necessities retailers will probably be open from eight am to three pm”.
Maharashtra reported 6,971 new COVID-19 instances and 35 deaths within the final 24 hours.
In response to the state well being division, the overall variety of COVID-19 instances in Maharashtra has reached 21,00,884 with the addition of latest instances. The dying toll within the state has risen to 51,788 with the addition of 35 deaths.
Owing to the spike in COVID-19 instances within the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray knowledgeable that the approaching eight days will determine whether or not there will probably be a lockdown within the state.
On Saturday, BMC fined a complete of 16,154 individuals for not carrying face masks at public locations in Mumbai. Rs 32,30,800 has been collected by BMC on this single-day drive. The general public have been fined at locations like eating places, theatres, gyms and golf equipment.
(With ANI inputs)