Week-Long Lockdown In Maharashtra’s Nagpur From Today

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Maharashtra: Nagpur, one of the worst hit-regions in Maharashtra, entered a seven-day complete lockdown from today.

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government on Thursday had decided to impose a lockdown in Nagpur district from March 15 to 21.

The order for complete lockdown in Nagpur to contain coronavirus cases came into effect on Monday (after midnight) and will go on till Sunday midnight. However, essential services will continue to operate across the district.

Essential services such as vegetable and fruit shops and milk booths will stay open, according to the order issued by the district administration.

Here is what’s allowed and what is not allowed amid lockdown restrictions:

  • Shops selling essential commodities such as vegetables, fruits, milk, and medicines will remain open.
  • Liquor stores will be closed but people can purchase alcohol online.
  • Private offices will remain shut till Next Monday (March 22).
  • Government offices will function at a capacity of 25 per cent.
  • Nearly 3,000 police personnel have been deployed across Nagpur. Police will be mointoring uneccessary traffic movement and that non-essential shops and offices remain closed.
  • Hospitals will be functioning as normal.
  • People will be allowed to go to hospital for taking their doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

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