Covid-19: Pune to go on 10-day lockdown starting July 13

The lockdown will come into power from midnight of July 13 and finish on July 23.

The district reported a document spike of 1,803 new COVID-19 circumstances on Thursday that pushed the tally to 34,399, whereas the toll rose to 978. (File picture: PTI)

In a bid to stem the unfold of COVID-19, a 10-day lockdown might be imposed in Pune, neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad and some different components of the district beginning July 13, a senior official stated on Friday.

The lockdown will come into power from midnight of July 13 and finish on July 23, he stated.

The district reported a document spike of 1,803 new COVID-19 circumstances on Thursday that pushed the tally to 34,399, whereas the toll rose to 978.

The choice to implement the lockdown was taken in a gathering chaired by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and district guardian minister Ajit Pawar right here, the official stated.

“A lockdown might be imposed in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and another areas of the district contemplating the rise in COVID-19 circumstances,” divisional commissioner (Pune division) Deepak Mhaisekar stated.

The lockdown interval between July 13 and July 18 might be stricter, whereby solely milk outlets, pharmacies and clinics might be allowed to function, he stated.

Emergency providers have been excluded from the lockdown, he added.

In the meantime, district collector Naval Kishore Ram stated the choice was taken to interrupt the chain of viral unfold.

An in depth order concerning the lockdown might be issued quickly, Pune municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad stated.

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