COVID-19: Maharashtra contemplating lockdown? Here’s what government says


    COVID-19: Maharashtra pondering lockdown? Here’s what federal government says

    The declaration by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar comes at a time when there are speculations of train and flight operations to and from Delhi being suspended.

    Ajit Pawar

    Updated: Nov 22, 2020, 08: 23 PM IST

    The Maharashtra government is considering Covid-induced lockdown in the state due to the big crowd turnout throughout the just recently concluded festivals.

    Speaking to the media on Sunday in Pune the Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar stated, “There were substantial crowds during the Diwali duration. Even at the time of Ganesha Chaturthi, we saw crowds. We are talking to pertinent departments. We’ll examine the situation for next 8-10 days and after that a decision will be taken about the lockdown.”

    Talking further on the issue the deputy CM said, “Now there are predictions that second wave may come. Government has made a great deal of policies to begin schools, that includes different methods on how they need to be sterilized.”

    Schools for classes 9 to 12 in the state are resuming tomorrow onwards (November 23) depending upon the Covid-19 circumstance in regional areas. Nevertheless, BMC has directed all schools in Mumbai to remain closed till December 31, 2020.

    The statement by the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has come at a time when there are speculations of train and flight operations to and from Delhi being suspended due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the national capital.

    Maharashtra on Saturday reported 5,760 fresh COVID-19 cases which pressed the count to 17,74,455 While the capital city Mumbai reported 1,092 brand-new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of infected individuals to 2,74,572

    Meanwhile, 45,209 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded throughout the nation on Sunday, November22 With this, the tally increased to 90,95,807

    According to the Union Health Ministry information, there are currently 4,40,962 active cases throughout the nation, while 85,21,617 clients have actually been discharged.

    ( the headline, this story has not been released by Crucial India News staff and is published from a syndicated feed.).


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