Nagpur lockdown news: Nagpur is the first city India which is going back under a complete lockdown since the government lifted restrictions in June, 2020. Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government announced that it is imposing a week-long lockdown in Nagpur district from March 15 to 21. The order for complete lockdown in Nagpur to contain coronavirus cases came into effect on Monday (after midnight) and will go on till Sunday midnight. However, essential services will continue to operate across the district. Also Read – Maharashtra Government Likely to Announce Lockdown-Like Restrictions For Mumbai And Parts of State Tomorrow
Here is what’s allowed and what is not allowed amid lockdown restrictions in Nagpur: Also Read – Maharashtra Reports Over 16,000 Fresh Covid19 Cases, Night Curfew Imposed in Latur District
- Shops selling essential commodities such as vegetables, fruits, milk, and medicines will remain open.
- Liquor stores will be closed but people can purchase alcohol online.
- Private offices will remain shut till Next Monday (March 22).
- Government offices will function at a capacity of 25 per cent.
- Nearly 3,000 police personnel have been deployed across Nagpur. Police will be looking at traffic movement and that non-essential shops and offices remain closed.
- Hospitals will be functioning as normal.
- People will be allowed to go to a hospital for taking their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ahead of the lockdown, people thronged liquor shops and markets during the past weekend and flouted social distancing norms. Hundreds of people were seen flouting social distancing norms at a cotton market in the city on Friday night. Also, Read – WATCH VIDEO: As Nagpur Heads For Week-long Lockdown, Large Crowd Seen at Cotton Market.
As the lockdown began on Monday (March 15), several people were out and about for jogging and exercising even amid a complete lockdown when the unnecessary movement of people is restricted.