Nagpur: Amid the surge in COVID-19 instances, the Nagpur authorities on Monday (February 22) introduced that colleges, schools, and training lessons will stay closed until March 7. Energy Minister Nitin Raut introduced that principal markets will stay shut on weekends.
Moreover, motels and eating places can function at 50 % capability.
“As a consequence of rising COVID-19 instances in Nagpur district, colleges, schools, and training lessons will stay closed until March 7. Primary markets to stay closed on weekends and motels, eating places to run at 50 % capability and marriage halls to be closed after February 25 until March 7,” Raut stated.
The announcement comes a day after Maharashtra’s Amravati district had introduced a week-long full lockdown. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had additionally given out plenty of stern warnings to the folks saying there can be a complete lockdown if they do not begin following COVID-19 tips correctly.
Earlier in a video tackle, Thackeray stated, “Would you like a lockdown? The subsequent eight days will resolve. Maharashtra has reported round 7,000 COVID instances right this moment. If the COVID-19 state of affairs deteriorates, then we now have to impose lockdown. Those that need a lockdown can roam round with out a masks whereas those that are not looking for it should put on a masks and comply with all the principles.”
Referring to the state authorities’s marketing campaign towards COVID-19, ‘my household, my accountability’, the chief minister launched a brand new slogan “I’m accountable”.
“The brand new slogan `I’m accountable` conveys that individuals should be liable for themselves. Folks should make it possible for they’re carrying a masks, maintaining social distancing and washing their fingers,” he added.
Based on the state well being division, the full variety of lively COVID-19 instances in Maharashtra reached 54,159. Until right this moment, 19,94,947 folks have recovered from the illness within the state. Within the final 24 hours, 35 deaths have been reported resulting from COVID-19 within the state. With these, the demise toll has gone as much as 51,788 in Maharashtra.