Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Preparations for up to 1 lakh fine in Maharashtra over 12-hour curfew and weddings

New Delhi. The rising cases of corona virus in Maharashtra have raised the government’s concerns. Now a 12-hour curfew is being implemented in the state. State Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Vadettiwar said on Sunday that a decision can be taken by the government in this regard soon. Not only this, it is also being considered to put a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh for more than 50 people at weddings. Vijay Vadettivar said, ‘Corona virus cases are increasing rapidly in many districts of Maharashtra. Due to this, all the District Magistrates have been ordered to strictly implement the rules to deal with Corona. They are also empowered to enforce strict rules at their level to deal with Corona.

The minister said, ‘After the rapid increase in corona cases in districts like Nagpur, Amravati, Yavatmal, the Maharashtra government is considering imposing a night curfew. There will be a meeting soon under the chairmanship of CM Uddhav Thackeray, in which it can be decided. This curfew will not be applicable from late night but only from 5 in the evening and will be applicable till 5 in the morning the next day. Thus, a 12-hour curfew is expected in Maharashtra. In fact, in the last few days, new cases of corona have been reported in many districts of Maharashtra. On Saturday, 6,281 new cases of corona have been reported in the state, while 40 people have died. The Maharashtra government is very cautious since these figures were revealed in the last 24 hours.

The number of corona cases in Maharashtra has reached 20,93,913, while the number of active cases is 48,439. So far 19,92,530 people have recovered from Corona. Apart from Maharashtra, the Union Health Ministry has also expressed concern about Kerala. Kerala and Maharashtra have more than 74% of active cases. Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have also seen a spurt in daily affairs. Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir are also witnessing a spurt in new cases every day. The Center has advised these states to work to improve overall testing by focusing on the increasing proportion of RT-PCR tests.


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