Coronavirus: Prohibitory orders in place in Mumbai, Pune till March 31; section 144 imposed

In a step to contain the spread of coronavirus, authorities in Maharashtra have put prohibitory orders in Mumbai, Pune and Thane cities of the state from early Monday to March 31. Police have invoked section 144 of the CrPC, which gives them wide-ranging preventive and remedial enforcement powers. According to the orders, a curfew has been imposed in Pune city of Maharashtra from 9 PM Sunday to 5 AM Monday. No one except people discharging essential duties will be allowed to come out on the streets during this period, Pune Joint Police Commissioner Ravindra Shisve has said. 

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