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Maharashtra reimposes curbs as Covid cases surge

IndiaTimes Sunday, 21 February 2021 ()
A Covid-19 test positivity rate inching towards 10% in Pune district and a surge in cases in Amravati division made authorities in Maharashtra act swiftly on Sunday to reimpose measures like school and college closure, limitations on movement at night and restrictions on events like weddings for the remainder of the month.
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