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Navi Mumbai to observe lockdown for 10-days

After Thane, a complete 10-day lockdown will be imposed in Navi Mumbai from July 3.

Navi Mumbai to observe lockdown for 10-days
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After Thane, a complete 10-day lockdown will be imposed in Navi Mumbai from July 3. This decision has been taken keeping in view the surge in the cases of coronavirus. Now, the municipal corporations of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayandar, Ulhansnagar, Panvel and Bhiwandi will be under complete lockdown - except for Mumbai and Vasai-Virar.

During this 10-day lockdown, the operation of taxis and rickshaws has not been permitted. Also, all the shops are to remain closed except for the ones providing essential services. Groceries like milk and vegetables will be made available from 9 in the morning to 5 pm. However, this time is not applicable to medical needs or the hospital.

In Mira Bhayandar, the civic authorities have re-imposed a total lockdown, including the closing of shops which deals with essential items. This lockdown is to be observed between July 1-10 to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the coronavirus tally in the city of Mumbai rose to 78,708 on Wednesday with an addition of 1,511 cases, while the death of 75 more patients took the toll in the city to 4,629, as per the civic body. After a gap of 20 days, the financial capital of the country recorded more than 1,500 positive cases in a day.

On Wednesday, Section 144 was imposed in Mumbai which prohibits any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere which includes religious places, although, subjected to certain conditions. The order will be effective till July 15, unless withdrawn earlier.

On Monday, June 29, 2020, the state government led by Uddhav Thackeray had decided to extend the lockdown in Maharashtra until July 31, 2020. According to reports, the decision was taken as the state is witnessing an exponential increase in the number of cases of COVID-19.

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