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Pune district has ordered fresh restrictions and night curfew from today. (Photo: Pixabay)

Pune: 6 pm-6 am night curfew imposed from today to check Covid-19

The Covid-19 cases are on a rise. From 10,000 cases in February to nearly 90,000 fresh coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, describing a deteriorating situation of the second wave. According to the Union Health Ministry data, eight states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh have shown a steep rise in the daily covid-19 new cases.

To contain the second wave of Covid-19, many states have ordered restrictions, including night curfew, lockdown and weekend lockdown. 

Maharashtra’s Pune district has ordered fresh restrictions and night curfew timings from today, 3 April 2021, to contain the spread of the virus. As per the orders, a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed starting tonight. 

Pune night curfew: Know what’s allowed, what’s not

1) As per the orders issued by Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao, a 12-hour night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am will be imposed in Pune starting today evening.

2) Bars, hotels, restaurants will remain closed for 7 days and only home delivery will be allowed.

3)All religious places in Pune will also remain completely closed till April 9.

4) Malls, cinema halls will remain shut for seven days from Saturday

5) Schools and colleges will remain closed till April 30. 

6) Factories in Pune will be allowed to operate normally.

7) No public function will be allowed, except funerals and weddings

8) A maximum of 20 people at funerals and 50 at weddings will be permitted to attend.

9) Buses of the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML), city’s public transport system, will remain off roads for the next seven days.

Amid the rise in coronavirus cases, India rolled out the third phase of vaccination from 1 April 2021 covering all persons above 45 years of age. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16 January 2021 with vaccination of healthcare workers and vaccination of the frontline workers started from 2 February 2021. The second phase of covid-19 vaccination commenced from 1 March 2021 for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

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