Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Maharashtra district imposes lockdown effective today as covid cases surge

Mumbai: Amid the rise in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the lockdown has been imposed in the Parbhani district from today. “Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Parbhani district, we have decided that lockdown will be imposed tonight from 12 am up to Monday morning at 6 am.

We appeal to the people of Parbhani and other neighbouring districts, to cooperate,” Nawab Malik, Maharashtra cabinet minister, ANI tweeted. Six states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, continue to report a surge in daily COVID-19 cases. T

hey cumulatively accounted for 85.6 per cent of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours, said an official release from the health ministry on Friday. 23,285 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours across the country. 117 deaths were reported in the said period.

According to the statement issued by the health ministry, Maharashtra reported the highest daily new cases at 14,317, which is 61.48 per cent of the daily new cases reported in the country in the past 24 hours. Recently, the Centre had rushed high-level public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab to assist in COVID-19 control and containment measures.  

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