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Pune Municipal Corporation to ease COVID-19 lockdown curbs in certain areas post May 3

Municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said that some restrictions can be removed and commercial establishments such as bakeries, salons and electronics shops can be allowed to function.

Published: 01st May 2020 12:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st May 2020 12:51 AM   |  A+A-

Pune municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad

Pune municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad (File photo| ANI)

By PTI

PUNE: The civic administration has decided to reduce the number of coronavirus containment zones in Pune city after May 3 and give some relaxations in the non-hotspots. "Barring hotspots or red zones in the central Pune, we are planning to give some relaxations in some non-hotspot areas of Pune which are unaffected (by the disease)," said Shekhar Gaikwad, municipal commissioner.

He said as far as lifting of the lockdown (in force till May 3) is concerned, it is the central government's call but in the non-hotspot areas, some restrictions can be removed and commercial establishments such as bakeries, salons and electronics shops can be allowed to function. "Currently all wards under Pune municipal limits come under containment zones but we will reduce their number after May 3," he said.

He added that IT companies located in Pune limits can also be given some relaxations and allowed to reopen. However, Gaikwad said that the restrictions will be in force in red zones.

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