COVID-19: Schools, colleges closed in Pune until February 28, restrictions on public movement

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Amid the increase in COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Pune, Maharashtra, the government has decided to close all schools, colleges until February 28. The government also banned public movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

It is learned that the government of Maharashtra is planning to impose a nighttime curfew in the districts of Yavatmal, Amravati and Nagpur to curb the spread of the deadly viral disease.

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According to Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will soon take a decision on this matter.

It should be noted that although Maharashtra has witnessed a new peak in coronavirus cases, the state government made it clear on Friday that variants of COVID-19 in the UK, South Africa and the Brazil had not been detected in Yavatmal, Amravati and Satara.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases are continuously increasing in the country and 14,264 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours. Data shared by the Union Health and Family Department (MoHFW) on Sunday February 21 also indicates that 90 deaths were reported in the country at the same time.

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The number of daily COVID-19 cases has increased by almost 2% from the 13,993 new cases reported on Saturday, February 20. The total number of coronavirus cases in India has now reached 1.09,91,651. It includes 1,45,634 active cases and 1,06 89,715 discharges. With 90 new deaths, the death toll from the virus is now 1.56,302.

The Union Health Ministry also said that 1.08,38,323 doses of the vaccine had been administered in 2,29,462 sessions until Saturday evening.

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