The Covid-19 upsurge continued to breach all previous ‘records’ as Maharashtra added its highest ever single-day tallies on Thursday with 35,952 cases. The number of daily Covid-19 tests soared to a new peak of 25,031 in the Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) on Thursday. Despite the rise in testing, day’s cases dropped slightly to 6,432 in PMR in the last 24 hours as against over 6,700 the previous day. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated steps to start more Covid Care Centres across the city to increase institutional isolation capacity by 5,000 beds in the next two weeks. Stay with TOI for everything from your city.
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Markets, hotels and restaurants will be closed on Holi (March 29) in Nagpur. Essential shops like vegetable, mutton, chicken etc will be allowed till 1 pm. Gathering of people and celebration not allowed on March 28-29, according to Radhakrishnan B, Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
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The Covid-19 vaccination tally in Maharashtra reached 52,65,462 with 2,14,123 people getting the vaccine doses in a single day, officials said on Friday. Of the 2,14,123 who were vaccinated on Thursday, 10,397 were healthcare workers, 29,160 frontline workers, 34,197 people in the age group of 40 to 60 suffering from co- morbidities, while 1,24,632 were senior citizens who received the first dose, they said.
Markets, hotels and restaurants will be closed on Holi (March 29) in Nagpur. Essential shops like vegetable, mutton, chicken etc will be allowed till 1 pm. Gathering of people and celebration not allowed on March 28-29.
Radhakrishnan B, municipal commissioner, Nagpur
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