Thane: The sudden surge in the number of COVID-positive cases in Thane aided the reinforcement of lockdown by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). The lockdown which started on July 2 has been extended to July 19 due to the spike in positive cases around the Thane area.
The TMC commissioner issued this extension on Friday afternoon. This extension will be effective from 7 pm on July 12 to 7 pm on July 19, after completion of the 10-day lockdown period which started from July 2.
The reinforced lockdown had not provided much relief in the area by controlling the spread of the virus, hence TMC decided to extend it. 348 new cases were reported in Thane on Thursday and 16 people had died due to the infection caused by the virus. As of Friday, there are 4747 active cases under TMC and a total of 446 people have succumbed to the infectious disease. 6860 people recovered from the virus under TMC, taking its recovery or discharge rate to 59 per cent.
Earlier on Friday, the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporations, adjacent to TMC have also decided to impose lockdown from July 13 amid the rise of coronavirus cases.
CURFEW IN NANDED
According to PTI, a curfew will be imposed in Nanded district from the next week to check the rise in COVID-19 cases. With 34 people testing positive for the contagion on Friday morning, tally of cases in the district mounted to 558. The curfew will begin on the midnight of July 12 and will last till the July 20 midnight.