Pune, May 18, 2020: The total number of Coronavirus positive patients in Pune Cantonment area has reached 128. To control the spread of COVID19, now Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has decided to observe complete shutdown in the containment zones in its jurisdiction which includes Camp, Fatimanagar and Ghorpadi.
PCB Chief Executive Officer Amit Kumar issued a public notice which states, “In exercise of the powers conferred under section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act and the powers conferred under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra has issued directions to extend the lockdown till May 31st for containment of COVID 19 epidemic.
In view of the increasing number of COVID 19 positive cases in the Cantonment area particularly in Bhimpura, New Modikhana and nearby areas, it has been decided to observe 4 days complete lockdown in the Pune Cantonment area w.e.f. 19th May to 22nd May. A further decision on lockdown would be declared on or before 22 May. The lockdown is being implemented in the containment zones. Only medical shops will be allowed to remain open from 10 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. Milk booths will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 10 am.
The police department is required to ensure implementation of the same, while the general public is requested to follow total lockdown strictly. The police department is required to make necessary arrangements for the supply of essential services like milk and vegetables from 6 am to 10 am during the lockdown period.”Follow Punekar News: