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Mumbai, 21 February: The number of cases with coronavirus infection is escalating in Mumbai and Pune. Thus, sensing the situation getting worse, the local administration has decided to impose the lockdown. The first lockdown is being implemented after unlock. It has also been decided to enforce lockdown in Mumbai including Amravati, Pune.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) is also taking strict action at hotels, bars, restaurants and function venues in view of the rising of cases of Covid-19. Therefore, fine is being slapped when rules are ignored. Seals are being slashed in many places. BMC has penalised one lakh rupees in the last 24 hours through fine, while a hotel in Mahim area was sealed.
Pune’s Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rawat said that it has been decided to close all the schools, colleges and coaching classes in the district till February 28. There will be 50% attendance for competitive examinations only. 100 people have also been approved in all private and government programs and weddings. Apart from this, all services except emergency services will be closed from 11 am to 6:00 pm.
State Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrived in Pune on Sunday morning to see the condition of Corona in Pune. He held a meeting with Cabinet Minister Dilip Valse Patil, MP Vandana Chauhan, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rawat, District Officer Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh, Pune Manpa Commissioner Vikram Kumar, Pune Mayor Muralidhar Mohal.
Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur has imposed a lockdown in Amravati of Vidarbha region for a week. This lockdown will be implemented from 8 pm on Monday evening in Amravati city and Achalpur city.
It is noteworthy that this will be the first lockdown after the process of unlocking started in Maharashtra. Strict restrictions have been imposed in almost all the districts of Vidarbha region. The city has been declared as a Containment Zone. Earlier 12 hotspots were identified. Restrictions were also imposed on the movement of people for 14 days, but now the lockdown has been announced in the entire city.
In Nagpur too, citizens are being urged that they leave their homes only when it is very important. The administration is strictly dealing with violators of Covid-19 rules. A penalty of one crore rupees has been charged so far from those who do not follow restrictive instructions. Many restrictions have been put in place for community halls, resorts, hotels, lodges.