Amid an upward COVID-19 trajectory in Maharashtra, the state authorities has determined to impose a total lockdown in the Amravati district for one week. Earlier, the district administration had introduced a weekend lockdown in Amravati, from eight pm on Saturday to 7 am on Monday. However, now it stands prolonged.
Announcing the choice, Guardian Minister Yashomati Thakur mentioned the lockdown will stay in drive in the complete Amravati district, excluding Achalpur metropolis. Meanwhile, important companies will probably be permitted throughout this era.
On Saturday, Maharashtra reported greater than 6,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row. Out of 6,281 new cases, over 1,700 or about 27 p.c had been recorded in Mumbai and Amravati municipal company areas. While the caseload elevated to 20,93,913 on Saturday, the loss of life toll elevated to 51,753 with 40 new fatalities. State capital Mumbai recorded the very best 897 new infections, adopted by Amravati metropolis in eastern Maharashtra with 806 new cases.