In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government on Sunday imposed strict restrictions under its break the chain campaign.
This plan replaces the government’s earlier ‘Mission Begin Again’. There will be a complete lockdown except for essential services, from 8 pm on Fridays to 7 am on Monday, while a night curfew will be in place from 8 pm to 7 am every day.
However, Pune district administration has made it clear that even though the state guidelines call for an 8 pm to 7 am curfew, Pune will continue to have a 6 pm to 6 am curfew.
Pune guardian minister Ajit Pawar, after his Friday review meeting, had imposed strict restrictions for the district.
Pune reported a record 12,494 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the district's tally to 5,74,829, the third consecutive day when new case addition peaks were touched, an official said on Sunday.
On Saturday, the tally had increased by 10,827, while the addition was 9,086 on Friday, he pointed out.
A total of 64 deaths on Sunday took the toll to 10,227, while 3,762 people were discharged, he added.
"Of the new cases, 6,225 are in Pune city, 3,382 in Pimpri Chinchwad and the rest in rural and cantonment areas.
The caseload of Pune city is 2,90,044 and that of Pimpri Chinchwad is 1,50,928. It is 1,33,857 in rural and cantonment areas," the official informed.
(With inputs from agencies)