Guwahati News Desk: With a motive to contain the rise in COVID-19 cases in Nagpur, a week-long lockdown with strict curbs came into force on Monday.
Officials warned of stern action against those violating the protocols here in Maharashtra.
Amitesh Kumar, Nagpur Commissioner of Police visited some of the main roads here in the morning and reviewed the implementation of the lockdown, which will remain in force till March 21.
Unnecessary movement of people will not be allowed on streets, said the district administration.
At least 99 checkpoints across Nagpur and eight on the city’s border has been set. Besides, 99 mobile patrolling vehicles, two companies of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), six platoons of the RCP (riot control police) and 500 Home Guards were deployed for proper implementation of the lockdown, he said.
On Sunday, the district reported 2,252 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths to the disease.
Therefore, the tally rose to 1,70,502.