Amid COVID-19 surge, Maharashtra govt impose stricter lockdown
The lockdown will be effective till 28 February. The number of coronavirus cases in the district has been on a rise since 1 February.
MUMBAI: Owing to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the district, the administration imposed a lockdown in Yavatmal district, starting from Thursday night, reported news agency PTI. The lockdown will be effective till 28 February. The number of coronavirus cases in the district has been on a rise since 1 February.
The district has 606 active cases as of Wednesday. Almost 80% to 90% of new cases were being reported from Yavatmal, Pandharkawda and Pusad cities. Today we are ordering lockdown in Yavatmal district till 28 February, said district collector MD Singh.
Schools, colleges, coaching classes will remain closed. No religious functions will be allowed during this period. Only 50 persons will be allowed at weddings.
We have decided to conduct around 500 tests per day in Yavatmal, Pandharkawda and Pusad municipal corporations, the collector added.
Earlier in the day, authorities imposed lockdown in the region from 8 pm on Saturday to 7 am on Monday in Amravati district to curb the virus spread.