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Night curfew in Maharashtra's cultural and IT capital, Pune

Amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra’s cultural and IT capital, Pune, the district administration has come out with a ‘mini-lockdown’ style night curfew

Night curfew

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2021 2:54 AM GMT

Amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's cultural and IT capital, Pune, the district administration has come out with a 'mini-lockdown' style night curfew and other stringent norms for a week to control the spread of the virus. This will include shutting down hotels, restaurants, bars, cinema halls and multiplexes, and extension of the night curfew hours from 8 pm-7 am to 6 pm-6 am, or 12 hours, starting Saturday. The decision was taken on Friday at a high-level review meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister AjitPawar, the Guardian Minister of Pune district with the local administration, civic, police and health officials attending. It comes hours before Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is scheduled to address the state at 8.30 p.m. on Friday giving rise to speculation of a possible lockdown 2.0. Later, Pune's Divisional Commissioner SaurabhRao informed that during this period, no public functions of any kind shall be permitted in the district, though 50 guests will be allowed for marriages and 20 mourners at funerals. (IANS)

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