Pune: In a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19, a 10-day lockdown will be imposed in Pune starting July 13.
The lockdown will come into force from midnight of July 13 and end on July 23.
The district reported a record spike of 1,803 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday that pushed the tally to 34,399, while the toll rose to 978.
The decision to enforce the lockdown was taken in a meeting chaired by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and district guardian minister Ajit Pawar here, the official said.
The lockdown period between July 13 and July 18 will be stricter, wherein only milk shops, pharmacies and clinics will be allowed to operate.
Emergency services have been excluded from the lockdown.