New Delhi (NVI): Amid surge in novel coronavirus cases in the past few days, the lockdown in Maharashtra’s Amravati and Achalpur has now been extended till March 8.
Earlier, a weekend lockdown was put in place from 8 pm on Saturday (February 20) to 7 am on Monday (February 22).
Later on February 21, a total lockdown of seven days was imposed in Amravati city and Achalpur town which has now been extended for a week due to an increase in daily coronavirus cases.
In the lockdown, shops, except those dealing in essential commodities, have been ordered to remain shut along with educational institutions, coaching classes, training schools etc.
Furthermore, cinema houses, gyms, swimming pools, parks have been ordered to remain shut and gatherings for entertainment, educational, cultural, religious purposes etc were not permitted.