The rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 patients in Nagpur in the last few days has created major concern for the authorities and citizens. Citizens were allowed to resume day-to-day operations under ‘Mission Begin Again’. But the increase in the number of patients in the last few days has proved that the guidelines are not being followed by the citizens in Nagpur.
If the situation continues like this, a decision will be taken regarding imposing the lockdown in Nagpur again, Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe warned while interacting with the citizens through a video on the situation of Corona in Nagpur.
During the conversation, he commented on the situation in Nagpur with regard to Corona. He said the first corona patient was found in Nagpur on March 11. Till date, the total number of patients affected with COVID-19 in four months is 1789; the count is with the NMC limit. However, this number has increased rapidly since the relaxation was given in the last one and a half months under ‘Mission Begin Again’ from June 1.
However, it has been noticed that the guidelines given by the state government and the corporation at the local level are being violated.
The shops in the market area are scheduled to open on one day on one side and on the other day on the other side. Shopping hours are from 9 am to 7 pm. However, even this rule is not followed. As a result, the number of corona cases in Nagpur city is increasing rapidly.
If the citizens do not follow the rules, some more tough decisions will have to be taken and lockdown will have to be implemented again. Therefore, follow the guidelines, keep yourself safe, and keep others safe, appealed Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe.
Violators will be prosecuted
Before taking the decision of lockdown, the corporation and police administration will keep a watch on those violating the rules from Monday. Citizens should inform the Municipal Corporation and Police Control Room if anyone is found breaking the rules. Strict action will be taken against individuals, organizations, and private offices etc. that break such rules. Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe has warned that a case will be filed against those people in due course.
Central Prison New ‘Hotspot’
500 inmates of Nagpur Central Jail were tested. Of these, about 300 prisoners were found to be corona positive. About 1,200 more are to be tested. A large number is likely to emerge from it. Overall, Central Prison is now Corona’s new hotspot. If you think such hotspots should not be set up elsewhere in Nagpur, then follow the guidelines to break the corona chain, appealed Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe.