The Maharashtra government enforced total lockdown in Satara district on Saturday in anticipation of the COVID-19 third wave, which is expected to hit the country in September-October.
Due to the increasing incidence of corona cases, a strict weekend lockdown has been enforced in the western Maharashtra districts of Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur, and Ahmednagar. Sangli has already declared a state of emergency till July.
According to the official notice, fourth-level limitations were enforced in the district; only services classified as important are excluded, and the rest of the district will be closed for the next 8 days.
- According to the Collector’s order, the restrictions will be in effect from Monday to Friday.
- Only shops selling necessities will remain open during this time.
- On Saturday and Sunday, the district will remain under complete curfew.
- Grocery stores, vegetable shops, fruit sellers, dairy, bakery, mutton, chicken, egg, fish shops, cold storage, and warehouses will be permitted.
- Hospitals, diagnostic centers, vaccination clinics, medical insurance offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical equipment sales shops will be permitted to operate.
- All SEBI-controlled offices will continue to operate as usual. All services approved by the Reserve Bank of India will be permitted.
Maharashtra is one of the very few states in the nation experiencing an increase in daily cases of infection. It added 9,489 to the total on Saturday, bringing it to 60,88,841. The death toll rose to 1,22,724 after 153 people died from the viral disease.