New Delhi: The civil administration in Thane, Maharashtra, announced a lockdown in 11 hotspots from 13 March to 31 March in view of rising cases of Corona virus disease (Kovid-19).
The news agency PTI said that the order was issued by Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma. He said that all the restrictions during the previously announced nationwide lockdown will remain in force even during this period.
As of Monday morning, Kovid-19 caseload in Thane district was 2,69,845, with 6,302 deaths. According to an update from Civic Body, 149 new cases of infection were reported in Thane on Monday. There were 1,911 active cases so far.
After recording more than 10,000 new corona virus cases in the last three days, Maharashtra reported 8,744 new infection cases on Monday.
A health department official said the caseload in the state rose to 22,28,471, while deaths reached 52,500 with 2222 people.
The number of active cases in Mumbai has increased by almost 89 percent as compared to the previous month. Eight civilian wards including Andheri (West), Chembur, Govandi have contributed significantly to the active caseload in the city.
On March 7, 1,360 new Kovid-19 cases were registered in Mumbai, while 1,020 patients were discharged. On March 6, the city’s number of active cases increased from just 5,500 to 10,398 in the first week of February.
Three weeks ago, Mumbai’s daily Kovid-19 count was below 500. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said that most of the cases are from high-rise buildings.
The civic body has rejected any plans to implement the lockdown in Mumbai, but the city has been put under strong surveillance with BMC’s control measures.