Mumbai: Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, a night curfew will be imposed in Maharashtra's Solapur district from Thursday (February 25, 2021).
The night curfew will be imposed from February 25 till March 7.
The step has been taken to check the surge in the coronavirus cases in the district. Maharashtra reported over 8,000 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The state has far witnessed a total of 21,21,119 COVID-19 cases. The last time it had reported 8,142 cases was on October 21, 2020, after which the numbers had declined, health officials told PTI news agency. On February 22 and 23, the state had reported 5,210 and 6,218 cases, respectively.
Today, newly 8807 patients have been tested as positive in the state. Also newly 2772 patients have been cured today. Totally 2008623 patients are cured & discharged from the hospitals. Total Active patients are 59358.The patient recovery rate in the state is 94.70%
— Rajesh Tope (@rajeshtope11) February 24, 2021
The Pune circle -- which covers Solapur and Satara districts, besides Pune -- recorded a rise of 1,811 COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, the district administration in Maharashtra's Latur has decided to implement 'Janata curfew' on February 27 and 28 in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.
While making the announcement, Latur collector Prithviraj BP appealed to the citizens to observe the Janata curfew to break the virus chain and requested them not leave their homes during the weekend, except in case of emergency.
"Only essential services will remain functional during the Janata curfew," he said during his video address.
"The situation in the district is under control and there is nothing to panic. The administration is ready to handle the situation, the collector informed.
"But to prevent the spread of the virus, the citizens are requested to avoid stepping out, except for essential services, on Saturday and Sunday. We can break the virus chain through it," he added.