Maharashtra Reports 6218 New COVID Cases; Inter-district Travel Banned From Parbhani to Vidarbha | Top Points

The state of Maharashtra on Tuesday witnessed another major spike in COVID-19 cases. As per the latest bulletin issued by the state’s health department, Maharashtra reported 6,218 new cases, 51 deaths and 5,869 recoveries on Tuesday. With this, the state’s total case tally has risen to 21,12,312, of which 20,05,851 have recovered. At present, there are 53,409 active cases and the overall Covid-19 death toll stands at 51,857. Also Read – Suicide Rates Rising, THIS Country Appoints ‘Loneliness Minister’

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Parbhani district collector said owing to the high number of new Covid-19 cases being detected in the Vidarbha region, travel from Parbhani to Vidarbha has been banned till February 28. Also Read – COVID-19 in Punjab: Night Curfew in Hotspots, Curbs on Indoor, Outdoor Gatherings From March 1

The ban will come into effect from midnight today and will include private and public transport.

Heavy police deployment has been made at all entry and exit checkposts of the district to implement the travel ban.

People engaged in essential services and those in emergency will be allowed following an RT-PCR test.

Aurangabad authorities decides to impose curfew in the district owing to rising Covid-19 cases and people’ lax attitude towards Covid-19 protocol.

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