Maharashtra Lockdown Extension News: The Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) in Thane district of Maharashtra has extended the ongoing lockdown in the township till July 19. The ongoing lockdown in Bhiwandi had started on July 2 and was to end Sunday midnight. Also Read - COVID-19: Record Spike of Over 64K Cases, 861 Fatalities Takes India's Tally Beyond 21 Lakh-mark | Key Points

Till Saturday night, the number of coronavirus positive cases in Bhiwandi was 2,701, while the death toll was 144. Also Read - Containment Zones in Delhi Dip to 293 | Check Full List

Yesterday, the lockdown in other civic corporation limits and rural parts of Thane district was extended till July 19. Also Read - 7 Dead, Several Feared Trapped After Fire Breaks Out at Makeshift COVID Facility in Vijaywada, Rescue Operations Underway

Meanwhile, the Vartak Nagar ward committee of the Thane civic administration on Sunday issued an order prohibiting all activities, except for the sale of medicines and milk, in Shivai Nagar, Ganesh Nagar, Sainath Nagar and Misalwadi till further notice after spurt in COVID-19 cases in these areas.

Meanwhile, the Thane Small Scale Industries Association (TSSIA) has urged district guardian minister Eknath Shinde to withdraw the lockdown, stating that the industrial units were incurring losses due to the restrictions in place since March.