COVID-19: No lockdown in Pune; micro containment zones will be back soon
COVID-19: No lockdown in Pune; micro containment zones will be back soon
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Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol on Sunday informed that no new lockdown will be implemented in the city. However, he added that the policy on micro containment zones will be back soon considering the surge in COVID-19 cases in the city.

The decision was taken at the recent meeting with the district guardian minister Ajit Pawar, Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol informed on Twitter.

Here is the list of decisions taken in the meeting:

  • Schools, colleges, coaching classes will be shut till February 28

  • The libraries will be open

  • Guest limit at weddings and other functions is capped at 200

  • PMC will not impose lockdown but it will bring back the policy of micro-containment zones

  • Hotel/restaurant/bar will be open till 11 pm only

A detailed circular enlisting all the new rules will be issued soon by PMC.

As per the information given by Pune Divisional Commissioner, from 11 pm to 6 am, no public movement will be allowed except for those involved in essential services, in view of rising COVID-19 cases. Schools and colleges in the district will also remain closed till 28 February.

New guidelines to be effective from tomorrow.

Pune reported 414 new coronavirus cases, taking its caseload to 1,97,330 on Saturday.

According to an update by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, the death toll climbed to 4,821 with five new fatalities.

A total of 247 patients were discharged during the day, taking the number of active cases to 2,561.

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