With the number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai growing by the day, several areas in Maharashtra have placed restrictions in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Nagpur is the most recent city to be added to the list, with a lockdown in place from March 15 to 21. Only critical services will be permitted in Nagpur, which had 1,710 cases on Wednesday.
Municipal commissioner Dr. Vijay Suryawanshi had previously declared that non-essential shops in the twin townships of Kalyan-Dombivli could not remain open for more than six days a week or after 7 p.m. on any given day. In addition, all stores will be forced to close on Saturday or Sunday on a rotating basis. Important shops will be forced to close at 9 p.m., two hours earlier than the existing deadline of 11 p.m., due to the restrictions. Hotels and restaurants, on the other hand, were not subjected to any limitations. They will remain open and distribute until 11 a.m., but food stalls have been asked to close by 7 a.m. to avoid overcrowding, which may spread disease.
The following is a rundown of the numerous restrictions in effect across the state to avoid the spread of coronavirus:
- On Wednesday, Thane district collector Rajesh Narvekar issued a circular stating that beginning March 15, schools for grades 5-8 in rural areas would be closed until further notice. It also declared a lockout in 11 hotspots across the city from March 13 to March 31.
- After a rapid increase in covid-19 incidents, the district administration in Nashik placed a weekend lockdown as well as other restrictions beginning Tuesday. From March 15, no weddings will be permitted, according to the administration. Marriage functions that had previously received permission will be permitted to take place until March 15, after which no new permission will be granted.
- In Nashik, schools, colleges, and coaching classes will be closed. Temples and mosques, on the other hand, will remain open until 7 p.m. On weekends, however, places of worship will be closed. Examinations for the UPSC and MPSC will take place as planned.
- To stop the virus from spreading, the Aurangabad district ordered night restrictions from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from March 11 to April 4. In addition, Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde claimed that the district would be under complete lockdown on weekends. Malls and weekly markets will be closed, weddings and public events will be prohibited, and restaurants will be required to close at 9 p.m., according to the study.
- In Jalgaon, a three-day Janata curfew has been enforced. The District Magistrate has released an order in this regard, stating that Janata’s curfew will be followed on March 12, 13, and 14. Only critical services will be permitted during the Janata curfew.
- There are 99,008 active cases in the state right now. There were 1,539 cases registered in Mumbai, 1,384 in Pune, 1,513 in Nagpur, 750 in Nashik, 403 in Yavatmal, 560 in Aurangabad, and 590 in Pimpri Chinchwad.
- The BMC on Wednesday gave blanket permission to all Covid-19 facilities to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to administer Covid-19 vaccines, with a goal of 75,000 Covid-19 shots per day.