Talking about bringing back more restrictions during lockdown, Ajit Pawar told reporters that he had a meeting on the issue with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. "I know this decision is inconvenient for some Punekars.
It is expected that people use masks and follow social distancing norms, but unfortunately at some places, it is not happening. Some people are not serious about following the rules," he said.
Since some people are not cooperating, such a decision had to be taken, the deputy CM added.Pune district saw its highest 24-hour period jump in COVID-19 cases with 1,598 people testing positive for novel coronavirus, taking the count here to 35,997, an official said on Friday.
The death toll crossed the 1000-mark and reached 1,007 as 28 people succumbed to the infection during the day, he added
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