Pune lockdown from Monday as COVID-19 cases increase. Know the rules
- The lockdown in Pune will be in two phases
- Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 7,827 new COVID-19 cases taking the state’s tally to 2,54,427
Starting from Monday, Pune is going to witness a 10-day lockdown. The aim was to break the chain of coronvirus infection to prevent the spread. The lockdown will be effective from the midnight of July 13 to June 23. Only the essential services will be allowed during the lockdown.
“Sometimes when people don’t follow rules, some decisions like this (lockdown) have to be taken. We implement lockdown in Thane as well,” Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar earlier said.
The lockdown in Pune will be in two phases. The first phase will be from July 13 to 18 and second phase will be from July 18 to 23. Only medical shops, dairies and hospitals remain open during this period. Newspapers will also be permitted, said Shekhar Gaikwad, commissioner, Pune municipal commission. The other essential services will be permitted in the next phase of the lockdown.