Imposing complete lockdown is not necessary right now, says Pune Mayor


Pune (Maharashtra) [India], March 17 (ANI): Pune’s Mayor Muralidhar Mohol on Tuesday said there was no plan to impose a complete COVID-19 lockdown in the city. However, the Mayor said they have increased screening and testing to contain the fresh surge.

Speaking to ANI Mohol said, “We have made micro containment zones, increased screening and testing. I don’t think imposing a complete lockdown is necessary right now.”
Amid concern of rising Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Pune district on Tuesday has reported a huge spike in its daily Covid-19 count as the infections surpassed 3,500-mark.

Pune district reported 3,574 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total case count to 4,10,347, according to the health bulletin.

The death toll in the district reached 9,440 with 12 more fatalities.

The Mayor has informed that for now there are 84 COVID-19 vaccination centres here.

The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination has crossed 3.48 crores coverage, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

According to an official release, a total of 3,48,59,345 vaccine doses were administered in the country, as per the provisional report till 7 pm on Tuesday.

The country started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase. The second phase started on March 1 where doses are being administered to people above the age of 60 and those between 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities. (ANI)


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