Pune Lockdown News: Amid rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has identified 20 areas in the city as containment zones or coronavirus hotspots. Also Read - Noida Lockdown News: Police Seize 37 Vehicles, Over 8 Arrested For Flouting Shutdown Restrictions

Following the orders of Sachin Baravkar, haveli sub-divisional officer, 20 villages under gram panchayats bordering Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad limits have been declared as containment zones till further notice. Also Read - Tennis: US Open 2020 Reduces Prize Money Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, Singles Champions to Get $850K Less

Take a look at the list of prominent areas which would be closely observed by authorities:  Also Read - This Therapy Can Combat Secondary Infections in Corona Patients

Manjri

Khanapur

Kondhwe-Dhavade and Dehu

New Kopre

Gujar-Nimbalkarwadi

Shevalewadi, Wagholi

Kadamwakvasti

Narhe

Urali Kanchan

Wadali wadi

Khadakwasla

Kirkitwadi

Pisoli

Bhilarewadi

Kunjirwadi

Loni Kalbhor

Nanded

Manjri

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“There areas are being declared as containment zones from June 8 midnight whereby all the entry and exit points will be sealed. The residents of these areas have been asked not to step out of the house except for essential services,” stated the order by Baravkar, adding that the restriction would remain in place till further notification.

However, essential services like milk distribution and vegetable sale will be allowed but only between 10 am to 2 pm.
Earlier on Friday, Pune district saw its highest 24-hour period jump in COVID-19 cases with 1,598 people testing positive for novel coronavirus, taking the count here to 35,997.

The death toll crossed the 1000-mark and reached 1,007 as 28 people succumbed to the infection during the day.

To contain the further spread, , a 10-day lockdown will be imposed in Pune, Pimpri- Chinchwad and a few other parts of the district starting July 13. The lockdown will come into force from midnight of July 13 and end on July 23, he said.