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Maharashtra fights COVID-19: Lockdown extended till March 31 in Nagpur Nagpur COVID19
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Maharashtra fights COVID-19: Lockdown extended till March 31 in Nagpur

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Mar 2021, 06:09 pm

Nagpur/UNI: In view of rising in the number of COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut said on Saturday that the lockdown has been extended till March 31.

However, essential commodities shops like grocery, vegetable, fruits, meat and others will remain open till 4 pm, Raut said.

He further added that restaurants and eateries will remain open till 7 pm, while they are allowed to carry out home delivery till 11pm.

Emphasizing that the condition was serious in view of the daily spike in corona cases, Raut said efforts will be made to increase the number of vaccination in the district.

“We are targeting 10 lakh vaccinations in the district. We will be increasing the number of vaccination centers to 150 in the rural as well as urban areas of the district very soon,” the minister said.

He also said that police have been given orders to take strict action against people who are out roaming in public places without any reason.

He also apprised the media that samples of patients have been sent to Mumbai for testing to ascertain whether there is no any case of the new variants of the corona virus, which was discovered in one woman who had come to the city from Wardha.

He appealed to the people to co-operate with the administration in these pandemic time and follow the guide lines issued by the administration from time to time.