Mumbai: Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in the Nagpur district of Maharashtra, schools, colleges and coaching classes will remain closed till March 7, Nagpur’s Conservative Minister, Nitin Raut announced on Monday.
He said that hotels and restaurants would run at 50% capacity and the wedding halls would be closed after 25 February till 7 March. In addition, the main markets will remain closed on weekends.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gave a stern warning to the people saying that there would be total lockout if they do not start wearing face masks.
In a video address, Thackeray said, “Do you want a lockdown? We will decide in the next eight days. Maharashtra has reported around 7,000 COVID cases today. If the COVID-19 situation worsens, then we have to impose lockdown. Those who want a lockdown can roam around without mask while those who do not want it must wear a mask and follow all the rules.”
According to the state health department, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra reached 54,159. To date, 19,94,947 people in the state have recovered from this disease.
In the last 24 hours, there have been 35 deaths due to COVID-19 in the state. With these, the death toll in Maharashtra has increased to 51,788.