Panvel to extended coronavirus lockdown till July 24, announces PMC

Updated: Jul 13, 2020, 18:58 IST | Anurag Kamble | Mumbai

The details and regulations of lockdown will be shared by the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) later in the evening

Doctors examine a girl in Kharghar. File pic
Doctors examine a girl in Kharghar. File pic

In the wake of the rising number of Coronavirus cases, the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) announced the extension of lockdown till July 24. The announcement was made by Panvel Municipal Commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh. The details and regulations of lockdown will be shared by the corporation later in the evening.

On July 2, the PMC had announced a complete lockdown for 10 days in its jurisdiction from July 3 till July 13 midnight. Except for dairies and milk providers, pharmacists, and flour mills, all other shops, and departmental stores were told to home deliver supplies.

Panvel Municipal Corporation includes Panvel, New Panvel, Kamothe, Kalamboli, Kharghar, and Taloja areas.

Till July 12, 3,834 COVID-19 cases have been reported, of which 2,315 have recovered, 1,423 are undergoing treatment, and 96 have died of the deadly virus.

During 10 days lockdown from July 3 to July 13, many social activists slammed the corporation for unplanned lockdown and having no strategy to curb the spread of the virus.

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