Mumbai: In view of the increasing number of Covid-19 infections, a complete lockdown has been implemented in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra from March 30, which will remain in force till April 8.
The lockdown came into effect just one day after the Holi celebrations in the Aurangabad district. From today till April 8 only essential services will be allowed in Aurangabad.
The district administration decided on the lockdown after reports of around 1,700 new Covid-19 cases in Aurangabad over the last few days. Earlier, the Maharashtra government decided to extend the coronavirus-related restrictions across the state to April 15.
A statewide night curfew was also imposed from Saturday midnight till further orders. The night curfew will be held every night between 8 and 7 pm. All malls, parks, beaches, cinema halls and other public places will remain closed during the curfew.
All types of public ceremonies have been banned in the state. The state government said that those violating these norms will be fined Rs 1,000 per head.
Meanwhile, the government has also empowered district collectors and municipal commissioners to impose restrictions as per local requirements to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
According to the Health Bulletin on Sunday evening, Maharashtra reported 40,414 new Covid-19 cases and 108 related deaths over the last 24 hours.
A total of 2,33,2453 people have been cured of this disease. The death toll in the state has increased to 54,181 with 3,25,901 active cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has now increased to 2,71,3875.
In Mumbai, 6,923 new Covid-19 cases, 3,380 cures and eight deaths occurred over the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the city has risen to 3,98,674, including 45,150 active cases and 6,28,686 cured people. The death toll has risen to 11,649.
In Nagpur, 3,970 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the district to 2,18,820. During the said period, 3,479 people were cured of the disease, so far the total number has been increased to 1,76,113.
The active number of COVID-19 cases in the district is 37,776. In the last 24 hours, there have been 58 deaths due to COVID-19, so far 4,931 people have died in the district.