Pune, 2 April 2021: A meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has decided not to impose blanket lockdown in Pune but there is a need to impose more restrictions. At the same time, all adult persons in Pune district will be vaccinated in the next 100 days.
The meeting at the Council Hall was attended by MPs, MLAs, Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao, District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh, PMC Commissioner Vikram Kumar, PCMC Commissioner Rajesh Patil, Pune Zilla Parishad CEO Ayush Prasad, Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol and other officials.
“All restaurants, bars, eateries will be closed for the next seven days but home delivery will continue. Malls, cinema halls, PMPML bus service, religious places will also remain closed for the next seven days. The weekly markets will be also closed. For essential services PMPML buses can be acquired.
Vegetables mandi, market to operate following COVID guidelines like wearing mask and following social distancing. Except marriage (50 people) and funeral (20 people), all other programs have been canceled. The curfew will be imposed from 6 pm to 6 am except for medical emergency and essential services for the next seven days. Also, during day time not more than five people can gather at a place. All these decisions will be implemented from Saturday”, informed Saurabh Rao, Pune Divisional Commissioner.
Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve said that employees should carry their identity cards. “We will request companies to give them a letter stating the employee was on duty on the day”, he added.
The divisional commissioner further said, “There is focus on increasing number of hospital beds as people from other districts are also coming to Pune for treatment. At the same time, we are increasing vaccination. Yesterday, over 57000 people got the vaccine and in the next 3-4 days, about one lakh people will be vaccinated in one day. Thus, in the next 100 days all adult people in Pune district will be vaccinated.”
“Pune Municipal Corporation has recruited around 400 medical and paramedical to help/assists the administration in COVID. Officers have been deputed at private hospitals to audit the bills charged to patients undergoing treatment for COVID as people are complaining about exorbitant fees being charged.
The daily count for positive cases in the Pune district was 6000 a day about a week back which is now 8000 a day. If this trend continues we are expecting the count to reach 9000 cases a day soon. The positivity rate which was 27-28% earlier has now reached 32%”, he added.