In the times when Maharashtra has emerged as the worst COVID-affected state with 1,574 confirmed cases, a major development was seen in Sangli district. The Islampur region in Sangli, one of the first hotspots in the state, became “COVID-free” on Saturday. (news 18 reports)
Sangli was red-flagged by the Centre after the region registered 26 positive cases. All the cases were reported from Islampur area.
Strict lockdown, quarantine and contact tracing are the major reasons behind the region being coronavirus free. Sangli was identified as one of the first hotspots by the Central Health Ministry.