Maharashtra: Nagpur becomes first major Indian city to return to lockdown
By The Space
Nagpur in western India is to be the first major city in the country to return to a complete lockdown amid a sharp spike in coronavirus cases.
The week-long lockdown, which starts on 15 March, will extend to adjoining areas of the district as well.
Maharashtra state, where Nagpur is located, has always been a Covid hotspot, with the highest number of active and confirmed cases in India.
India has recorded more than 11 million cases and 157,000 deaths so far.
Caseloads have declined sharply in recent months across the country, but six states, including Maharashtra, have been reporting a fresh surge.
Amaravati district, also in Maharashtra, was put under a week-long complete lockdown in February due to a spike in cases.