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The lockdown order was issued by Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma. (Photo: Pixabay)

Maharashtra: Lockdown in 16 Covid hotspots in Thane

Amid the rise of coronavirus cases, a lockdown has been imposed at 16 hotspot areas in Thane. The lockdown which is effective from today will be in place till March 31. The lockdown order was issued by Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma. He said that the decision to implement lockdown was taken due to a rise in coronavirus cases in these areas in the past few days.

As many as 16 localities in three circles of Thane have been declared hotspots. As per Thane Municipal Commissioner’s order, the Kalwa Ward Committee area in Circle 1 has hotspots in Suryanagar, Kharegaon area, Chendni Koliwara, Wagle, Srinagar, Witwa and Ainagar.

Circle 2 has hotspots in areas of Hiranandani Meadows Housing Complex, Lodha Amara, Lokmanya and Hiranandani Estate.

Savarkarnagar Ward Committee area hotspots are at Rustomji Vrindavan, Shivai Nagar, Chorus Tower, Kolabad and Dostanagar .

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According to the statement, all restrictions that were in place during the nationwide lockdown in 2020 would be in place during this period. However, activities will be allowed in areas outside hotspots as per relaxation given under Mission Begin Again by the Maharashtra government.

Meanwhile, a day after the financial capital of India registered more than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) spoke about “gatecrashing” wedding celebrations in Mumbai for the “safety of Mumbai”.

Taking to Twitter, the Mumbai civic body said, “As much as we love The Big Fat Indian Weddings, we hope that you’re following all COVID norms. After all, ‘safety’ is the best gift you could give to the newlyweds. And if not, then we’d hate to gatecrash the celebrations – for the safety of Mumbai!”

15,388 new Covid cases in the lasst 24 hours takes the total active cases tally in the country to 1,87,462, the Health Ministry data at 8 am showed today.

Maharashtra, one of the worst-affected states in the country, reported as many as 8,744 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases in the state now stands at 22,28,471, including 97,637 active cases. The death toll stands at 52,500.