Looking at the constant rise of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the authorities have ordered a complete lockdown in Pune and nearby areas like Pimpri-Chinchwad including some rural parts from July 13 to July 23. According to divisional commissioner of Pune division, Deepak Mhaisekar, the lockdown will be very stringent and only basic services will be allowed during this period.
Maharashtra is one of the badly affected states in India with 230,599 cases in the state alone. “A lockdown will be imposed in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and some other areas of the district considering the rise in COVID-19 cases,” said Mhaisekar.
The lockdown is implemented to break the chain of COVID-19 in the state. The decision was taken in a meeting headed by Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar. “Sometimes when people don’t follow rules, some decisions like this (lockdown) have to be taken. We implement lockdown in Thane as well. When cases increase at some places, such decision is taken,” said Pawar.
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