Cabinet Minister Yashomati Thakur gave this information on Sunday. She informed that Achalpur City has been kept out of lockdown. During this period, only necessary services have been allowed to operate in the district. The lockdown will be extended if people do not follow safety rules.
The minister said, ” the decision to stop all non-essential activity was taken after COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Maharashtra.”
The announcement for the lockdown in Amravati comes hours after the district administration in Pune shut down schools and coaching centres till February 28. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar met with senior officials to assess the COVID-19 situation in the district before taking the decision.
Corona virus cases are increasing in Maharashtra. On Saturday, 6,281 new patients were found and 40 infected died in a day on Saturday. This has increased the number of active patients in the state to 48,439.