In the wake of the increase in the daily Covid-19 cases in Hingoli, the local administration has decided to enforce curfew in the district from 1 to 7 March.
According to official figures, 46 new Covid-19 cases were discovered on Saturday in Hingoli, in the state’s Marathwada district, taking the total number of cases to 4,083.
Curfew will come into force from March 1 and continue till March 7 at midnight
The curfew will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday and last until March 7 at midnight, according to an order issued by Hingoli Collector Ruchesh Jayvanshi on Saturday evening.
During this time, schools, universities, religious institutions, and function halls will be closed, while banks will only be available for administrative purposes, according to the decree.
Bank officials are advised to bring their identification cards when commuting to their workplaces, it said.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., milk shops will be permitted to operate. According to the order, medical stores are also required to stay open during the curfew era.
It was reported that government offices will continue to function.
Highway maintenance and work related to the departments of health, energy, telecommunications, water drainage, and sanitation have also been authorised to continue by the administration.
According to the order, petrol stations are only permitted to sell fuel to government vehicles and those offering essential and agricultural services.
During the curfew time, hotels and other food suppliers for students from other districts who are currently residing in Hingoli are ordered to operate parcel service between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., according to the statement.
For the fourth day in a row, Maharashtra registered more than 8,000 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 21,46,777.
According to official reports, the death toll in the state as a result of the pandemic has reached 52,092.