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

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

After a evaluate 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 stated.

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 stated.

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

With a hearth at a hospital in Mumbai claiming 9 lives on Friday, the chief minister additionally instructed the authorities to examine fireplace security measures in any respect short-term 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 schools.

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 services might fall brief given the rise within the variety of sufferers,” Thackeray stated and requested officers to make sure availability of ample hospital beds and medicines in every district, in accordance with the assertion.

“Folks want to grasp that the COVID-19 menace will not be over however has grown greater,” the chief minister stated.

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

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

Maharashtra is primary state when it comes to folks coated by the vaccination drive, nevertheless it ought to be performed extra successfully, the chief minister stated.

Members of the state job power on coronavirus ought to information district administrations in regards to the new variants of the virus, the chief minister stated.

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

Deshmukh stated the state ought to demand extra vaccines from the Centre. Lecturers ought to be vaccinated earlier than schools and colleges 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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