The Maharashtra Government imposed a lockdown in Nagpur region of the State till the 7th of March.
The administration in Nagpur, expressed concern over the increasing cases of the Novel Coronavirus. In order to curb the spread of the virus and avoid a second wave of the deadly infection, the Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nitin Raut, on the 22nd of February, conducted a meeting.
During the meeting, Mr. Raut asked to impose strict regulations in Nagpur.
Acting upon the same, the administration closed all the weekly markets till the 7th of March.
In addition, schools, colleges and coaching centres would also remain shut from the 25th of February till the 7th of March. Hotels have been asked to operate only till 9:00 P.M., and at 50% capacity.
In Nagpur, more than 2,000 patients have been found positive from COVID-19 in the past 3 days. Besides schools, colleges and hotels, restrictions have been imposed on religious and political events. From the 25th of February to the 7th of March, there would be no religious and political events in Amravati, Akola and now Nagpur.
According to sources, weddings of only 50 or less people are allowed. The administration has also decided to reopen the COVID-19 centers that were closed down earlier.
The number of home visits by the health team would also be increased and new hotspots and containment zones would be identified soon.
Meanwhile, in the entire Maharashtra, a one week lockdown has been imposed. The lockdown would begin from the 23rd of February and would continue till the 1st of March.
Stay tuned for further updates.