Maharashtra: Night curfew extended in Pune as Covid-19 cases rise

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District Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said on Sunday that all schools, colleges and private coaching classes will remain shut in the district until 14 March

With Pune recording over 1,000 cases for five days in a row, the district administration has extended the restrictions imposed earlier.

District Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said on Sunday that all schools, colleges and private coaching classes will remain shut in the district until 14 March. In addition to this, no public movement will also be allowed between 11 pm to 6 am.

"Schools, colleges, private coaching classes here to remain closed till 14 March, due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. No public movement except essential services allowed between 11 pm and 6 am. Restrictions imposed in Pune city earlier extended till 14 March," Mohol said.

The Pune divisional commissioner had on 21 February imposed a night curfew until 28 February and ordered the closure of educational institutions.

Covid-19 cases in Pune

Pune district added 1,109 fresh Covid-19 cases to its cumulative caseload in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 4,06,057.

Among the new cases, 739 are in Pune Municipal Corporation limits and 370 in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation limits.

The city has 4,574 active cases, out of which, 260 are critical. About 509 patients are undergoing oxygen treatment in various hospitals.

On Saturday, 8,041 tests were conducted by PMC, which took the cumulative total to 11.36 lakh, said Dr Ashish Bharti, PMC health chief.

The district has been recording more than 1,000 coronavirus infections daily for the last five days. On Friday, Pune reported 1,451 new cases.

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