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Pune Lockdown 2021: Hotels And Restaurants Shut For 7 Days, Night curfew Now From 6 PM to 6 AM Amid Rising Corona Cases

Pune Lockdown News: Besides, to contain the spread of COVID-19, a 12-hour night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am will be imposed in Pune from tomorrow, April 3. 

Updated: April 2, 2021 2:08 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

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Pune: In the wake of rising coronavirus cases in Pune, the district administration has decided to implement certain restrictions here, including the closure of bars, hotels, and restaurants for 7 days. Moreover, to contain the spread of COVID-19, a 12-hour night curfew from 6 PM to 6 AM (earlier it was 8 PM to 7 AM) will be imposed in Pune from tomorrow, April 3. The decision comes following a review meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

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In the meeting, it was decided not to impose a complete shutdown in the district but there is a need to implement curbs to contain the spread of coronavirus. “We have collectively decided to take some measures keeping in mind the goal of causing minimal hassle to citizens but will help us slow down the spread of the virus. A golden mean was settled upon,” Indian Express quoted Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao as saying.

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“While 50 people will be permitted in weddings, maximum 20 people will be allowed in funeral/last rites related gatherings subject to strict observance of wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and use of hand wash or sanitizer”, the order issued by the district’s Divisional Commissioner said, adding that situation will be reviewed after a week, i.e, on April 9.

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