Amid rising covid cases, the Maharashtra CM warns of further lockdown
Vidharba has shown rising covid cases in past few days, following which the Maharashtra CM warns of a further lockdown
Amid rising covid cases, the Mahashtra CM warns of further lockdown Maharashtra has shown steady rise in the covid cases. Disappointed with this, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has warned the state for a further lockdown if the safety precautions are not taken by the people.
“It is for the people to decide if they want a lockdown or want to continue living with the small restrictions like now”, said Thackeray. He also ordered a crackdown on the people directing local administration, saying they should take strict action against the people do not follow the covid norms and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Notably, while Mayor Kishori Penderakr issued a lockdown warning, amid rising cases in the city, especially Vidharba, the Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, “We are not considering any lockdown at the moment”, as the city has to get back in action.
The CM had arranged a review meeting to know the covid state of affairs with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, municipal commissioners and district administrations, who expressed concern over increasing cases and issues like hotels and marriage parties not following the norms set during the covid of 50 per cent occupancy and limited number of people, respectively, following which the CM warned the citizens of a further lockdown.
While the state city is soon going to breathe local air with film industry slowing getting back on its feet, Mumbai local train resuming services in parts, hotels, restaurants and schools reopening slowly, the local administration has expressed worry over the rising cases in hospitals. The opening activities, therefore, could also find some halt again, that includes reopening of the schools.