COVID-19 surge: Evening curfew throughout Maharashtra to be enforced from Sunday; lockdown is a risk, says CM

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COVID-19 surge: Evening curfew throughout Maharashtra to be enforced from Sunday; lockdown is a risk, says CM

After a evaluation assembly on the COVID-19 state of affairs within the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray additionally ordered buying malls to be shut between 8 pm and seven am

COVID-19 surge: Night curfew across Maharashtra to be enforced from Sunday; lockdown is a possibility, says CM

File picture of Uddhav Thackeray. Twitter@OfficeofUT

Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday ordered night time curfew in whole Maharashtra from 28 March in view of the unabated rise in COVID-19 cases , an official assertion mentioned.

The curfew order will come into impact from the Sunday night time. Additionally, native authorities ought to be certain that buying malls stay shut between 8 pm and seven am, Thackeray ordered after a gathering.

He additionally warned of stricter restrictions if folks didn’t observe COVID-19 security protocol, an official launch mentioned.

Maharashtra recorded 36,902 COVID-19 instances on Friday, the very best one-day rise because the pandemic started.

With a fireplace at a hospital in Mumbai claiming 9 lives on Friday, the chief minister additionally instructed the authorities to verify hearth security measures in any respect non permanent hospitals the place COVID-19 sufferers are being handled.

Thackeray reviewed the COVID-19 state of affairs with divisional commissioners, district collectors, superintendents of police and deans of medical faculties.

Medical Schooling Minister Amit Deshmukh was additionally current for the assembly on the chief minister’s official residence ‘Varsha’, whereas Well being Minister Rajesh Tope took half via video convention.

“I don’t want to impose lockdown. However there’s a risk that healthcare amenities might fall brief given the rise within the variety of sufferers,” Thackeray mentioned and requested officers to make sure availability of satisfactory hospital beds and medicines in every district, in accordance with the assertion.

“Folks want to grasp that the COVID-19 menace just isn’t over however has grown greater,” the chief minister mentioned.

Lockdown must be imposed in particular person districts if wanted, however such a step shouldn’t be taken abruptly, he mentioned.

Officers ought to verify if non-public institutions are adhering to tips on attendance of staff and workplace timing, Thackeray mentioned.

Maharashtra is primary state by way of folks coated by the vaccination drive, nevertheless it must be carried out extra successfully, the chief minister mentioned.

Members of the state process drive on coronavirus ought to information district administrations in regards to the new variants of the virus, the chief minister mentioned.

He additionally requested the authorities to extend the provision of ventilators, ICUs and oxygen beds, and ramp up the testing additional.

Deshmukh mentioned the state ought to demand extra vaccines from the Centre. Lecturers must be vaccinated earlier than faculties and faculties reopen, he added.

As many as 52 lakh folks have been vaccinated within the state as far as per the officers.

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