COVID-19: Aurangabad in ‘partial lockdown’.

The restrictions come at a time when the western state witnessed a single day jump of over 11,000 cases on Sunday

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra: The local administration on Sunday in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad imposed a ‘partial shutdown’ in the district amid rising cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). During the lockdown between March 11 and April 4, malls and cinema halls will remain closed during the weekends, according to officials. Till Friday night, there were 2,910 active Covid-19 cases in the district, officials said.

The restrictions come at a time when the western state witnessed a single day jump of over 11,000 cases on Sunday, for the first time since October 16 last year.

What else is shut?

The heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, and other tourist spots in the district will also remain shut on during the weekends. The district administration has also restricted people from holding wedding functions in function halls during the lockdown period, officials said. The facility of registered marriage, however, will remain open.

Colleges, schools and training institutes in the district will also remain shut. Malls and cinema halls will be shut during the weekends while eateries and hotels have been allowed to operate at 50% of their seating capacity till 9 pm everyday and people can order food from them till 11 pm.

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