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Maharashtra district imposes night curfew as COVID-19 cases surge. Details here

  • The Latur district administration decided to impose covid-19 related restrictions and also night curfew between 8 pm and 5 am

A healthcare worker takes a swab sample at Yesaji Kamthe Kusti Sankul Kondhwa in Pune. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

The state of Maharashtra which is witnessing a surge in covid-19 cases has seen various district administrations taking tough steps to stem the flow of rising cases of coronavirus.

The Latur district is the latest district to put covid-19 related restrictions and has decided to impose night curfew between 8 pm and 5am in the district, news agency ANI reported.

All weekly markets will also remain shut till March 31 however the emergency services have been exempted from this.

Latur division has so far reported 91,512 cases and 2,559 fatalities.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily count of new COVID-19 cases in the country, with the state reporting over 16 thousand cases in the past 24 hours, as per the state health bulletin on Sunday evening.

A complete lockdown has already been announced in the Nagpur city area from March 15 to March 21 in view of the rising infections.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had on Thursday said strict lockdown measures will be enforced in some parts of the state to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The other places in Maharashtra that have put restrictions due to covid-19 are Aurangabad, Nagpur, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Pune, Nanded, Thane, Palghar, Jalgaon and Nashik.

Earlier,A total of 44 students residing in a hostel in MIDC area near Maharashtra's Latur city tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday, a health department official said.

Last month, 47 other students from the same hostel were found infected, he said.

The hostel is located near an English-medium school on the outskirts of the city. This hostel provides accommodation to students between Class 8 and 10, the official said.

"After testing positive, these students were moved to a local quarantine centre, where they are being treated," he said.

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