COVID 19: Complete lockdown imposed for a week in Maharashtra’s Nagpur from March 15 after rise in cases

With increasing cases of COVID 19 cases in the area, Nagpur witnesses a complete lockdown for a week from Monday.
COVID 19: Complete lockdown imposed for a week in Maharashtra’s Nagpur from March 15 after rise in cases
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The COVID 19 pandemic which had hit the country last year and affected over one crore people in India. And while it was expected to have subsided by now, it is reported that the nation is witnessing a second wave of the pandemic now. In fact, Maharashtra, which had earlier recorded the highest number of COVID 19 positive cases, is once again witnessing a spike in the cases of late. As a result, a complete lockdown during in Maharashtra’s Nagpur for a week.

It is reported that the lockdown will commence from March 15 this year and will last till March 21. Sharing the details about the same, Nagpur Guardian Minister Nitin Raut has stated that essential services have been exempted from the restrictions and will be active in the area. The ANI tweet about the lockdown read, “Complete lockdown to remain imposed in Nagpur City Police Commissionerate area from March 15 to March 21. Essential services will continue: Nagpur Guardian Minister Nitin Raut.” This announcement of lockdown came two days after a Janta Curfew was imposed in the Jalgaon district for three days from 8 pm today to 8 am. To note, Nagpur has reported over 1800 COVID positive cases in the last 24 hours which has intensified the situation in the area.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who recently, took the first shot of anti-COVID vaccine, stated, “In the coming days, there might be some places where a lockdown is inevitable. We will take the decision in the next couple of days”.

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