Pune, May 22, 2020: The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB), which has jurisdiction over Camp, Ghorpadi, Fatimanagar areas, has extended lockdown till May 31. Also, there will be a complete shutdown in the containments zones for four days. The number of Coronavirus positive patients has reached about 200.
PCB Chief Executive Officer Amit Kumar issued a public 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 31.05.2020 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 with effect from 24th May 2020 to 27th May 2020. A further decision on lockdown would be declared on or before 27th May 2020. The lockdown is being implemented in the containment zones. Only medical shops and milk booths will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 7 pm. There would be relaxation on 23rd from lockdown for essential services.”