New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray clarified that restrictions will continue even after June 30 across the state, the Kalyan-Dombivli municipal corporation has announced complete shutdown in 33 of the total 160 containment zones. Notably, more than 3,300 cases have been reported from Kalyan and Dombivali so far. Also Read - Heavy Rains in Parts of Maharashtra in Next 24 Hours? IMD Issues Red Alert For These Districts
Following the shutdown only essential services will be allowed and other activities would remain restricted in these areas. According to the reports, essential services in these regions will be available from 9 AM to 5 PM. Besides, unnecessary travel will be prohibited for next 15 days. Also Read - COVID in Maharashtra Today: 1 Death Every 7 Minutes, 265 New Cases Every Hour
Besides, a complete shutdown has also been implemented in 10 sectors of Navi Mumbai. On the other hand, the Thane Municipal Corporation is also mulling implementing ‘localised shutdowns’ in the wake of rising COVID cases.
“We may have to implement shutdowns in several parts of the city if the numbers continue to rise and the public doesn’t comply with safety norms”, leading portal TOI reported quoting Additional Municipal Commissioner Ganesh Deshmukh as saying.
Maharashtra remains worst-hit state
With a spike of 5,493 cases, Maharashtra remained the worst hit state in the country. The state has a total of 1,64,626 cases, including 7,429 deaths.
The national capital is the second worst hit state with a total of 83,077 COVID-19 cases, including 2,623 deaths and 52,607 recoveries. Delhi is followed by Tamil Nadu with 82,275 confirmed cases, of which, 1,079 have died, 45,537 have recovered and 35,659 are active cases.
States with more than 10,000 cases include Gujarat with 31,320 cases and 1,808 deaths, Uttar Pradesh (22,147), Rajasthan (17,271), Madhya Pradesh (13,186), West Bengal (17,283), Haryana (13,829), Karnataka, (13,190), Andhra Pradesh (13,241) and Telangana (14,419) cases.