In view of the increasing cases in Thane city, a complete lockdown for 10 days starting 2 July has been announced by the authorities, the local police tweeted on Monday.
The decision has been taken following a meeting between Thane Municipal Corporation and police authorities on Monday to curb the spread of covid-19.
"A complete lockdown will be announced in Thane for the next 10 days from July 2. A notification in this regard will be issued soon," Thane police tweeted.
All shops, except those selling essentials like milk and medicines will be shut during the lockdown. “Only chemist stores, milk delivery, healthcare, and police department will be functional during the 10-day lockdown in Thane. All other shops will be shut from July 2," Ashok Burpulle, deputy municipal commissioner, said.
Thane city has so reported 8,168 covid-19 positive cases, including 277 deaths.