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Beware of COVID-19 second wave

Beware of COVID-19 second wave

As COVID-19 cases are increasing in various states of the country, the government asked people to follow COVID-19 protocols strictly.

As per the Union Health Ministry, mainly five states, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu, are witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases. They contributed to around 80 per cent of new COVID-cases in the country.

In this context, few states decided to impose night curfew or increase the night curfew timings to control COVID-19 cases.

Maharashtra has been recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases for the past few days. Eight out 10 COVID-19 affected districts are in Maharashtra. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the second wave of COVID-19 is beginning in the state. Hence, the state government and people have to adhere to COVID-19 norms.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government is implementing night curfews, partial and weekend lockdowns in many areas. The government imposed a complete lockdown on weekends in Aurangabad. A partial shutdown has been ordered here on weekdays. In addition to that, night restrictions will be in force from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. till April 4, 2021.

Maharashtra government imposed a night curfew in Latur from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Furthermore, all weekly markets will be closed till March 31. In Nagpur also, a complete lockdown has been imposed from March 15 to March 21.

Gujarat government decided to increase the night curfew timings from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot starting from March 17, 2021. These restrictions will be in force till March 31.

Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh government also decided to impose a night curfew in Indore and Bhopal starting from March 17. The government also ordered to shut down markets in Gwalior, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Burhanpur, Betul, Ratlam, Chhindwara, and Khargone by 10:00 p.m. starting from today. However, there will be no curfew in these cities.

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