Following a continued rise in COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra Police Commissioner Shailesh Naval on Tuesday announced a nighttime curfew in Aurangabad from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. until March 8.
Essential services are exempt from the curfew.
“Aurangabad has witnessed an increase in COVID-19 cases. There are reports of people gathering in large numbers and very rarely using masks. It was decided that the curfew would remain enforced from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from February 23 to March 8. . Essential services are exempt, ”said Nikhil Gupta, Aurangabad police commissioner.
“During this period, essential products and industries have been excluded and in the next phase a decision will be made on the weekly and vegetable markets,” he added.
As many as 132 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the district on Monday, while 111 people were cured of the disease and one patient succumbed to the virus.
Currently, 941 patients are being treated in the district. The total number of patients in the district has reached 48,770, while to date 46,574 patients have been recovered. The cumulative number of deaths was 1,255.
In view of the COVID-19 situation, the administration has focused on testing for COVID-19, which has been launched in 15 centers in the city. There will be 24 hour RT-PCR testing at 4 centers.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family, Maharashtra has 54,306 active cases with 19,99,982 recoveries. So far, 51,806 people have died.
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