Bars and restaurants in Pune district of Maharashtra will remain shut for seven days starting from April 3

Pune: The Pune administration declared on Friday, April 2, that bars, hotels and restaurants in the district will remain closed for the next seven days due to a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra. Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao said that Pune will have a 12-hour night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am from Saturday, April 3.

“Bars, hotels, restaurants to remain closed for 7 days, only home delivery will be allowed. No public function, except funerals and weddings, will be allowed, while a maximum of 20 people in funerals and 50 at weddings. Order to  come into effect from tomorrow. The situation will be reviewed again next Friday. Religious places will also be completely closed for the next seven days, he said.

The administration introduced these “stricter restrictions” in the district, which reported more than 8,000 COVID-19 cases in the past two consecutive days.

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