Mumbai: While the third wave of Coronavirus awaits to grip the country in coming months, the Maharashtra government is still extending Covid induced lockdown in several of its districts to grapple the increasing new cases. In order to control the situation the state government has imposed full lockdown in several districts in Maharashtra from Saturday.
As per the latest updates, strict weekend lockdown will be imposed in Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur and Ahmednagar districts of western Maharashtra due to the high prevalence of corona cases. A strict lockdown Sangli has already been announced till July 5.
Maharashtra: Even as cases of #COVID19 are on a decline, district administration in Satara imposes a complete lockdown following the spurt in new cases. The lockdown came into effect from Saturday. During this period, only shops providing essential commodities will remain open.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) July 4, 2021
New Covid-19 guidelines in these districts:
-The restrictions will be in force from Monday to Friday as per the Collector’s order.
-During this period, only shops providing essential commodities will remain open.
-A complete curfew will continue in the district for two days on Saturday and Sunday.
-Essential services including grocery shops, vegetable shops, fruit sellers, dairy, bakery, mutton, chicken, egg, fish shops, cold storage, warehouses will be allowed
-Hospitals, diagnosis centres, vaccination centres, medical insurance offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment sales shops will be allowed to function.
-Al0l SEBI controlled offices will remain open
-All services designated by the Reserve Bank of India will be allowed.
Meanwhile, the state of Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,489 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 153 fatalities while 8,395 patients recovered, the state Health Department said. With the new additions, the tally of deadly viral infection in Maharashtra reached 60,88,841 and the death toll to 1,22,724, it said in a statement.
The count of recoveries in Maharashtra now stands at 58,45,315, leaving the state with 1,17,575 active cases. The case recovery rate in Maharashtra now stands at 96 per cent and the case fatality rate is 2.01 per cent.