Nitin Raut
Nitin Raut

In the wake of the rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Cabinet Minister Nitin Raut has postponed his son Kunal Raut's wedding reception which was to be held on 21st February. The Cabinet Minister took the decision as Nagpur has reported a rise in Covid cases.

Raut shared the news on Twitter and wrote, "Considering rise in COVID-19 cases in Nagpur dist, we have decided to cancel wedding reception of my son

@kunalrautkr9 Kunal & Akansha on February 21, 2021 at Nagpur. The inconvenience is deeply regretted and invitees are requested to cancel their respective plans."

The wedding ceremony took place on 19th February, said the miniter's family in a statemnt to PTI.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Saturday reported 6,281 new coronavirus infections in a single day for the first time after more than three months, indicating a worsening pandemic situation.

Mumbai reported the highest single-day spike of 897 new cases since January this year. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) reported 430 new cases, Amravati Municipal Corporation reported 806 fresh cases, and Nagpur Municipal Corporation recorded 548 new COVID-19 cases.

According to health department report, 40 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the state today. 2,567 patients were discharged today, taking the tally to 19,92,530. The recovery rate in the state stands at 95.16%.

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