Shubham Jaiswal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
With 12 new cases of coronavirus being reported on Tuesday, the district authorities in Varanasi has announced a complete lockdown in the city on Wednesday.
As per the order applicable in areas fall under the Varanasi municipal limits, all shops, mandis and home delivery services will remain closed and curfew passes also stand cancelled for Wednesday.
Only officials working in the government offices, those involved in essential services, and health workers of private and the government hospitals on COVID-19 duty will be allowed to travel.
District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said that a decision on the opening of shops and resumption of other services in a new manner may be taken after Wednesday.