Amid a recent surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Thane Municipal Commissioner has imposed a complete lockdown from today till March 31 in COVID-19 hotspot areas. Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma issued an order which stated that 16 areas have been marked as a hotspot in the city. As per the order, all restrictions that were imposed during the countrywide lockdown will be in place in these areas. The civic administration said that the decision to impose complete lockdown in these areas has been taken due to a recent spurt in COVID-19 cases in these areas in the recent past.
However, the order said that normal activities are allowed in areas outside the hotspot. Relaxations in these areas have been given by the Maharashtra government under ‘Mission Begin Again.’
As per the report of the news agency PTI, the caseload of Thane was around 2,69,845 on March 8. So far 6,302 deaths have been reported in the district. It added 780 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and the virus claimed the lives of at least three people. The mortality rate due to COVID-19 in the district is around 2.34 per cent. The recovery rate is considerably good at 94.97 per cent and 2,56,279 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 infection so far.
Thane Municipal Corporation imposes lockdown in COVID hotspot areas, from today till March 31. So far, 16 areas have been identified as hotspots in Thane.
Activities will be allowed in areas outside hotspots as per relaxation given under Mission Begin Again by Maharashtra govt.
— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2021
As of now, there are around 7,264 active cases of coronavirus infection in the district.
According to reports, there are several popular sites and well-known residential complexes that are on the list of hotspots.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry has said that 15,388 fresh cases have been reported in the country. With this, the number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,12,44,786. The number of people who have so far removed stands at 1,08,99,394.