Lockdown in City, Nagpur police urge people to empty public spaces amid Coronavirus scare

  • Nagpur cops urge public to remain indoors till March 31 amid coronavirus threat

  • Major cities in Maharashtra under partial lockdown due to rise in COVID-19 cases

  • Nagpur administration shuts all private establishments in the city

Nagpur: Amid rising threat form novel coronavirus, Police personnel in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on Friday urged people to empty public spaces. All private and corporate establishments in the city except those providing essential services have been shut.

Police personnel, who were seen patrolling the streets, urged people to remain indoors till March 31, in a bid to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.

Major cities in Maharashtra have been put under an extensive lockdown due to the mounting number of COVID-19 cases. The state has become the worst-hit in the country with more than 50 cases of coronavirus.

Four people have been tested positive for coronavirus in Nagpur so far.

Here until the game ends: Nagpur Police

It seems the outbreak, which has forced countless people to work from home, hasn’t managed to deter the Nagpur police officers from turning up at their workplace.

On Friday, the Nagpur police promised to be at work fighting the coronavirus until it ends. The police department posted a picture on Twitter which showed the uniform-clad officials in face masks diligently “working from police station”.

The caption of the Tweet read: “Jab tak yeh khel khatam nahi hota, apun idharich hai” (until the game ends, we’ll stay here). “#WorkingFromPoliceStation #NagpurPolice #AlwaysThere4U” .

All private establishments shut in Nagpur

The civic body of Nagpur has said that all private and corporates establishments will be completely shut down in the city, except those providing essential services.

“All private, corporates and establishments to be completely shut down in the city, except those providing essential services. A fine of Rs 1,000 to be imposed for spitting at public places,” the Nagpur Municipal Corporation said.

On Friday, Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe invoked the Epidemic Act and Essentials Service Act to ensure social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Schools, cinema halls, swimming pools, gyms, malls, spas, clubs, amusement parks, and other such establishments have been closed. Mundhe said. All mass gatherings, functions, congregations are prohibited.