Weekend lockdown, night curfew in Maharashtra as Covid-19 cases surge

Stricter curbs from Monday; Mumbai civic authorities brace for 10,000 daily cases from next week as available beds in hospitals dry up. The city reported 9,108 cases on Sunday


Health workers take a break after collecting samples from passengers for COVID-19 test, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj terminus in Mumbai. (PTI)

Sohini DasAneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The Maharashtra government on Sunday decided to impose complete lockdown on weekends and a night curfew in the state to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The curbs will come into effect from Monday night. They were announced as Mumbai recorded over 11,000 Covid cases. The state recorded over 57,000 cases on Sunday — the highest so far.
Malls and multiplexes will remain shut and all private offices, except those engaged in finance, insurance, banks, telecommunications, and essential services, will have to work from home. Attendance in government offices will be capped at 50 per cent.

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First Published: Apr 04 2021 | 8:04 PM IST

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