Maharashtra Set to Extend Lockdown in Mumbai, Pune and Other Hotspots Till May 31
The Maharashtra authorities has determined to increase the lockdown within the coronavirus hotspot areas like Mumbai, Pune, Malegaon, Aurangabad and Solapur till Might 31.
Nevertheless, an official choice is awaited, sources informed Information18. As soon as the formal choice is made, the state authorities will ship a report back to the Centre.
The potential of extending the lockdown was mentioned in a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The state has reported the very best variety of Covid-19 instances and deaths within the nation.
A senior minister mentioned it was unanimously agreed upon that the lockdown must be prolonged in sure elements of the state, particularly in crimson zones such because the Mumbai and Pune metropolitan areas, Malegaon and Solapur.
“In the remainder of the state, the rules of the Centre can be applied when they’re introduced earlier than the lockdown 3.Zero ends on Might 17,” a state authorities official was quoted as saying by information company PTI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his handle to the nation on Tuesday, had mentioned a fourth part of the lockdown can be applied after Might 17, however the guidelines for will probably be very completely different with many extra relaxations probably.
Maharashtra had on Thursday reported 1,602 contemporary COVID-19 instances, the very best single-day spike up to now, taking the stateâ€™s total depend to 27,524, in response to state well being division information.
With 44 deaths registered in final 24 hours, the dying toll in Maharashtra as a result of contagious coronavirus illness has now breached the 1000-mark and stands at 1,019.
Of the 44 deaths recorded in Maharashtra, 25 COVID-19 sufferers succumbed to the an infection within the monetary capital Mumbai, 10 in Navi Mumbai, 5 in Pune, two in Aurangabad and one particular person every died in Panvel and Kalyan.