The Pune territory medication successful Maharashtra connected Friday announced a curfew betwixt 6 p.m. to 6 americium for a week starting April 3. During this seven-day period, eateries, bars and restaurants volition stay unopen arsenic COVID-19 cases emergence alarmingly successful the district. Malls, cinema halls and places of spiritual worship volition besides stay closed for the adjacent 7 days.
The medication introduced these “stricter restrictions” successful the district, which reported much than 8,000 COVID-19 cases successful the past 2 consecutive days. The determination to enforce these curbs was taken during a reappraisal gathering chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar present connected Friday.
“These caller restrictions volition beryllium applicable for the adjacent 7 days from Saturday. As portion of it, determination volition beryllium a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 am. Eateries, bars and restaurants volition stay closed, but location transportation of the nutrient volition continue,” Pune divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao said. “Malls, cinema halls volition stay unopen for 7 days from Saturday. All spiritual places volition besides beryllium closed for a week,” helium said.
Except weddings and past rite rituals, each different nationalist gatherings person been banned successful the district. For weddings, lone 50 radical volition beryllium allowed and lone 20 radical tin stay contiguous forlast rites, helium added. He said that indispensable services person been exempted from 6 p.m. to 6 americium curfew.
Buses of the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML), city’s nationalist transport system, volition stay disconnected roads for the adjacent 7 days, Rao said, adding that schools and colleges volition stay closed till April 30. “All these decisions were taken successful presumption of the surge successful COVID-19 cases successful the past fewer days. The concern is becoming critical. In the past 1 week, the positivity complaint of the territory has crossed 32 per cent,” Rao said.
The concern volition beryllium reviewed aft 7 days erstwhile further determination volition beryllium taken, helium said. According to him, efforts were connected to summation the fig of beds successful hospitals successful the district.
“Since vaccination is the cardinal to bring down the interaction of infection, the velocity of giving vaccines volition beryllium accrued successful the coming days,” helium said.
With PTI inputs