Nagpur: A partial lockdown has been imposed in Maharashtra’s Nagpur to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases in the city. Nagpur guardian minister Nitin Raut made the announcement of fresh restrictions on Monday (February 22). The new COVID guidelines in Nagpur will be in place till March 7.Also Read - Lockdown in Maharashtra: Week-long Lockdown, Night Curfew Return in Some Areas From Today After Rise in COVID Cases | Key Points

Here are the new coronavirus lockdown rules in Nagpur: Also Read - Uddhav Thackeray Warns of Imposing Strict Lockdown if Covid-19 Situation Worsens In Maharashtra | Key Points

  • Schools, colleges and coaching classes will remain closed till March 7 in Nagpur district
  • Main markets will remain shut for public on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) in Nagpur
  • Hotels and restaurants will be allowed to run with only 50 per cent capacity
  • Marriage halls will not be allowed to operate after February 25 till March 7
  • Social, political and cultural events will also not be permitted from February 25 to March 7

The number of COVID-19 cases in Nagpur rose by 626 to reach 1,43,133 on Sunday, while the day also saw eight deaths and 455 people recovering, an official said. The toll in the district is 4,275 and the recovery count stands at 1,32,861, leaving it with an active caseload of 5,997, he added. Also Read - Maharashtra: Total Lockdown in Amravati, Achalpur For a Week Due to COVID-19 Spike

Maharashtra has announced a state-wide ban on social, political and religious gatherings, besides imposing fresh local lockdowns or curbs in districts like Pune and Amravati.

Asking people to follow “COVID-appropriate” behaviour and safety norms, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he would observe for a week to 15 days before deciding on imposing another lockdown.