Mumbai: Deserted roads in Vasai-Virar as weekend lockdown kicks in | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: Busy roads in the Vasai-Virar region turned deserted as Maharashtra went into a weekend lockdown that kicked in at 8pm on Friday.
Shops and establishments, baring essential ones, were shut.
All major markets in the region were shut on Saturday.
Heavy police presence was there on busy roads.
Cars and two-wheelers had to produce documents and proof for staying outdoors.
The weekend lockdown has been implemented across the state from Friday 8pm to Monday 7am.

Cars and two-wheelers had to produce documents and proof for staying outdoors. TOI: Hanif Patel

The region has witnessed a surge in cases this month.
The nine days of April have seen 4,620 cases as against 2,815 cases in March.
The total positive cases have touched 37,791 of which active cases are 4,898.
The death toll has touched 932.
Senior police officers on Saturday visited various areas in the region and urged people to stay indoors.
On weekdays, restrictions are in place for shops and establishments.
While movement of people is allowed from 7am to 8pm, non-essential shops are shut all day.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meeting with all political parties to take a decision on at least a weeklong lockdown in the coming days.
Meanwhile, vaccination has come to a halt with the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation running out of stock.
The civic body had in mid-March expressed worries of depleting stocks.



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