Maharashtra announces 10-day lockdown in Pune, Pimpri-Chinhward from July 13

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New Delhi (NVI): The Maharashtra government has announced a complete lockdown of 10 days for Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and some parts of rural Pune from July 13, due to the rising number of coronavirus cases.

According to the officials, only essential services like dairy, medical stores and hospitals will remain open.

Other than Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad area, in rural parts of Pune district, 22 villages have been identified under containment zones where the lockdown will be implemented.

The decision to enforce the lockdown was taken in a meeting chaired by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and district guardian minister Ajit Pawar today.

Pune today reported its highest single-day spike of 1,803 new coronavirus cases, raising its overall count to 34,399, the Health Ministry data shows.

Maharashtra has been India’s worst impacted state due to coronavirus. As per the latest figures, Maharashtra has over 2.3 lakh COVID-19 cases and close to 10,000 deaths.

-RJV