No further easing in Pune, same set of lockdown rules remain in place
There will be no further easing of lockdown standards for a few days in the Pune district, the state government said on Friday.
âThe number of patients and the positivity rate have decreased. However, experts predicted an increase in the number of patients in the coming days. Thus, the administration has decided to maintain the existing lockdown standards, âsaid State Interior Minister Dilip Walse-Patil after reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the district.
âThere is a third wave of coronavirus infections in other countries. We fear the same thing in our country, according to experts. The administration is preparing to handle the situation, but local residents should not move unnecessarilyâ¦ and many have been found to be moving, âsaid Walse-Patil.
He said the increase in crowds at weddings was a cause for concern, and police were urged to strictly enforce the rules for limited participation in such functions.
In accordance with previous ordinances, most activity in the city has been permitted, but appropriate Covid behavior must be followed and only a limited number of people are permitted during events. The PMC had re-imposed the weekend lockdown and no non-essential activities or services are allowed on weekends.
Meanwhile, Baramati MP Surpiya Sule said the Covid-19 review meeting for Pune district was chaired by Walse-Patil as Chief Deputy Minister Ajit Pawar, who usually holds the meeting of ‘review, had a meeting scheduled elsewhere.
Sule said everyone should take the pandemic seriously and everyone should behave responsibly. âWe don’t need to be happy if there is a decrease in the number of patients. It’s a virus and it will mutate. Everyone must continue to take care of him, âshe said.