No public movement will be allowed in Maharashtra's Pune from 11pm to 6 am from Monday in the wake of surging COVID-19 cases in the city. During the night curfew, movement of only essential services will be allowed.

Along with the night curfew, all schools and colleges have been ordered to remain closed till February 28, reported ANI, quoting Pune Divisional Commissioner. 

According to PTI, Maharashtra recorded over 6,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday for the second consecutive day. 

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The latest development comes after Maharashtra government on Saturday, imposed weekend restrictions in several districts such as Nashik, Nagpur, Wardha, Yavatmal, Amravati, Akola and Buldhana, reported First Post.

Maharashtra technical advisor Dr Subhash Salunkhe told Times of India, "In Maharashtra and Kerala, where there is an increase in cases in pockets, the Centre must start vaccination of those above 50 years and those with co-morbidities earlier so that the situation can be in control."

He added, "When we have a primary tool for prevention and vaccine companies have assured us of adequate production, the Union government should act fast. There is a spurt in cases in pockets of Marathwada and Vidarbha."

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