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Complete lockdown in Maharashtra's Sangli and Kolhapur district

The Maharashtra government had earlier decided to impose a curfew from April 14 to break the chain of coronavirus infections.

Complete lockdown in Maharashtra's Sangli and Kolhapur district
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In view of the second wave of the coronavirus and the rising number of cases, Sangli guardian minister Jayant Patil has announced a complete lockdown in the district for eight days.

According to reports, the lockdown will come in force from midnight on May 5. The decision was taken by Patil after the district reported 1,568 cases and 40 patients died.

The Maharashtra government had earlier decided to impose a curfew from April 14 to break the chain of coronavirus infections due to which strict restrictions were imposed, including district bans. However, despite the strict restrictions, the coronavirus infection continued to spread as the crowds did not stop gathering. As a result, 50,000 to 60,000 fresh cases of coronavirus are being diagnosed every day.

Meanwhile, Guardian Minister of Kolhapur, Satej Patil, sharing more information with regards to the same, stated that although the number of COVID-19 patients has not increased in the last two days in the Kolhapur district, the number of positive patients is massive.

According to sources, at present, 2,400 patients in the district are on oxygen. Oxygen is being supplied to them from Sangli, Sindhudurg, Nipani and Belgaum areas. Recognizing that if the situation remains as it is, there could be a major strain on the health system, a strict lockdown will also be imposed in Kolhapur.

On the other hand, on Monday, May 3, Maharashtra witnessed a slight drop in the number of daily coronavirus cases with the state reporting 48,621 new infections and 567 COVID-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 47,71,022, with 70, 851 deaths so far.

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