As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, parts of Maharashtra's Thane are going back under lockdown. The Thane Municipal Corporation has locked down 16 hotspot areas under its jurisdiction till the last day of March. As of Monday morning, the caseload of Thane district was 2,69,845, including 6,302 deaths.
As per a PTI report that quotes the order issued by Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma, the lockdown will go into effect on March 13. The decision was taken in light of the recent surge in cases, and all restrictions that were in place during the nationwide lockdown declared earlier would be in force during this time.
Beyond these areas, however, activities will continue as per the relaxations given under the Maharashtra government's 'Mission Begin Again'. It is not clear whether other areas will be added to the list of lockdown areas.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report that quote the Thane Municipal Corporation's release, the list of hotspots include several well-known residential complexes and popular sites in the city.
Kharegaon Health Centre
Runwal Garden city
Runwal Plaza, Kores Nakshatra, Kores Tower
Runwal Nagar, Kolbad