Another ‘Lockdown’ in Maharashtra? This district shuts down schools, colleges, imposes restrictions

While the countrywide coronavirus caseload is decreasing, the situation in Maharashtra’s Akola is completely opposite as a sudden rise in the infections has raised the administration’s concern. To control the spread of COVID-19, strict rules have been implemented in the district till February 28.

The administration has restricted social gatherings and has disallowed more than 50 people in functions like weddings. Schools and colleges have also been ordered to close and there is a ban on a gathering of five or more people.

In the last eight days, a total of 500 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Akola. Earlier, there were 30–35 cases a day. Seeing the growing number of coronavirus cases, the District Magistrate has issued new rules and has also ordered to form a committee.

These rules will be applicable till February 28

– Under the new order, the use of masks and observance of social distancing has been made mandatory. Apart from this, the necessary guidelines have also been given.- More than 50 people will not be allowed to participate in programs like weddings. Instructions have been given to dispose of programs like marriage by 10 pm.- It is necessary to use masks and sanitizers in hotels, restaurants.- Schools and colleges have been ordered to be closed.- Strict action is being taken against those who do not follow masks and social distancing at shops and public places.- There is a ban on the gathering of five or more people at one place in urban and rural areas.- More than 50 people will not be able to participate in programs like religious programs and festivities.- Programs like rallies has been completely banned.

Total of 12,481 people have been infected in Akola

According to the data received from the Department of Health, a total of 12,481 people have been infected with the virus in Akola so far, of which 344 people have died. A total of 11,190 people have been cured there are 947 active cases.

(With inputs from Zee Media’s – Jayesh Jhagad)

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