Nagpur, March 11: Amid an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government has now decided to impose a lockdown in Nagpur from March 15. The lockdown will remain in place till March 21.

Only essential services will be allowed during the lockdown, according to the order issued by the Nagpur district administration.

Medical stores and other emergency services will continue to be exempted from the restrictions, the order said.

Complete lockdown to remain imposed in Nagpur City Police Commissionerate area from March 15 to March 21. Essential services will continue,” Nagpur Guardian Minister Nitin Raut said.

The Maharashtra government had on Wednesday imposed night curfew in two districts – Kalyan Dombivli and Nandurbar, while Dhule district administration called for a four day ‘Janata curfew‘ which comes into effect from March 10 amid a surge in the coronavirus cases,

During the night curfew, bars and restaurants will serve customers till 9 PM only. However, home delivery will be allowed up to 10 PM.


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Medical stores and other emergency services will continue to be exempted from the restrictions.

Aurangabad district on Sunday had ordered night restrictions from 9 pm to 6 am from 11 March to 4 April to contain the coronavirus spread.

The Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde had hinted that there will be a full lockdown on weekends in the district most affected by the virus.