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Coronavirus | Complete lockdown in Aurangabad till Sunday

Migrant workers travel on top of a truck as they arrive at Fatehpur, in the northern State of Uttar Pradesh, from the neighbouring Maharashtra.

Migrant workers travel on top of a truck as they arrive at Fatehpur, in the northern State of Uttar Pradesh, from the neighbouring Maharashtra.   | Photo Credit: AP

Only medical shops will be allowed to remain open.

There would be a complete lockdown in Aurangabad city till May 17 in view of the rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, a senior official said on Friday.

Earlier, the city had adopted odd-even formula, under which shops remained closed on odd days and open for few hours on even days.

Divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar, however, decided to suspend this system, said Aurangabad municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey.

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There will be a complete lockdown till Sunday night and passes allotted to reach the workplace would be cancelled till May 17, Mr. Pandey tweeted. Only medical shops will be allowed to remain open.

The number of coronavirus cases in Aurangabad district has reached 823, with 74 new patients being detected on Friday morning, an official said.

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