New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid rising cases of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, police have found a new way to ensure people stay in their homes. The violators of coronavirus lockdown were made to do sit-ups by Pune Police in Sinhgad Road, on Tuesday.

Pune on Monday recorded 65 new coronavirus positive cases, taking the total number of the affected people to 734 in the
district. On the second consecutive day, no death was reported in Pune district. The death toll currently stands at 51.

With 65 new cases, the total number of cases in Pune municipal limits rose to 625. In neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), the total number of cases is 58 while rural areas account for 51 cases, officials told PTI.

Curfew was imposed in Pune city in Maharashtra on Monday, a day after the entire municipal corporation area was declared a containment zone. A large part of the city is already sealed off with strict enforcement of the lockdown.

As per officials, exception has been made for police, health, doctors, pharmacies, emergency transport services and staff from civic as well as government entities who are working for prevention of the virus spread in the city.

In the hotspots, shops selling essential commodities will be open from 10 am to noon every day for the public.

A team of senior officials from the Union Health department has reached Pune and taken stock of the situation.

The Centre has termed the coronavirus situation as "especially serious" in Mumbai and Pune among few other cities in some states.

The team will remain stationed in Pune for the next two days, during which they might visit some facilities in the city.

According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, the state has so far reported 4,666 cases of coronavirus in the country with 232 deaths -- most in the country. At least 572 people have been discharged. 

(with PTI inputs)

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