Maharashtra: Complete lockdown in Ratnagiri from June 2-8

Medical shops, health services and health establishments have been allowed to work full time. All other establishments will remain shut

Sanjay JogUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 12:29 AM IST
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Mumbai: Even though the state government has relaxed lockdown restrictions in various cities, the Ratnagiri district collector Laxmi Narayan Mishra on Tuesday has imposed a strict lockdown from June 2 to 8.

The medical emergencies and funerals are excluded from the total lockdown. Medical shops, health services and health establishments have been allowed to work full time. All other establishments will remain shut.

Milk and grocery shops are only allowed to provide door-to-door service from 7 am to 11 am.

The district collector’s decision came on a day when Ratnagiri district, which was hard hit by the Tauktae cyclone, has reported 559 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths while 44,910 progressive cases and 1112 deaths.

Incidentally, Ratnagiri district with a high positivity rate and patient’s growth falls in the red zone.

In view of the strict lockdown, the administration has imposed restrictions on the entry and exit of people and vehicles. It has been allowed only for medical emergencies and funerals.

In case of some emergency, the administration has made mandatory with a negative RT-PCR report issued 48 hours before the time of entry.

However, in view of the sowing season, all shops affiliated with agriculture will be allowed to function from 7 am to 2 pm.

‘’This order will be applicable for the entire area of Ratnagiri district (excluding restricted areas). The order will be effective from 7 am on June 2, 2021, to 07 am on June 8, 2021,’’ said Mishra.

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