Maharashtra has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The cases in the state have been on a rise since the second week of February. Several districts have announced stringent lockdowns and curfews to prevent the virus surge.
Following the spurt in the virus cases, the district administration of Pune today extended the restrictions imposed earlier in the city.
District Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said on Sunday that all schools, colleges and private coaching classes will remain shut in the district until 14 March. In addition to this, no public movement will also be allowed between 11 pm to 6 am.
On Saturday, lockdown in eastern Maharashtra's Amravati city was extended by one week. Weekend lockdown is also in place in Nagpur, Buldhana and Yavatmal in the region.
As many as 3,753 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals on Saturday, taking the tally of recoveries to 20,24,704.
As many as 3,332 people are in institutional quarantine in the state.
Of te new cases, Mumbai city reported 1,061 new cases, Pune city 790, Amravati city 632, Nagpur city 796 cases.
There were 1,931 new cases across Mumbai division, 1,796 in Pune division, 1,565 in Akola division and 1,369 in Nagpur division.
During his press conference on Sunday, when Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was asked about his last week's eight-day ultimatum given to people to follow "COVID- appropriate behaviour or face a lockdown", he said, "We are not willing, but if at all it is done, it will be out of compulsion."
Some cities of Vidarbha region and Pune have seen imposition of restrictions as well as lockdown due to the rising cases.
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