MUMBAI: Amid rising coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray said Thursday that tough lockdown measures are in place in some parts of the state to curb the spread of the virus.
“In a few days we have to make a decision – in some areas the decision about the lock has to be made,” IANS quoted Thackeray as saying. The government will hold a special meeting with officials before issuing the lockdown measures, the CM added.
He also said the government had urged people to wear a mask, maintain physical distance and avoid unnecessary moving out.
Previously, Minister Nitin Raut had announced a “strict block” of the limit values of the police commissioners in Nagpur from March 15 to 21. Raut is Nagpur’s guardian.
In the meantime, some parts of the state have already implemented restrictions and restrictions in one form or another.
Night restrictions have already been introduced in Pune and are completely closed on weekends in the Aurangabad district.
The state has also imposed movement restrictions on people in Mumbai, Nagpur, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nashik, Aurangabad, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Akola, Yavatmal, Washim, and Buldhana.
Last month, the lockdown was enforced in Amravati, while certain restrictions were imposed on the Amravati Division in several other districts.
The prime minister also noted that cases continued to rise in many locations across the state, including Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Akola and Nagpur Circles.
“People must take all precautions and strictly follow protocols. Anyone eligible for the vaccine at this point must be given it,” he urged.
On Wednesday, Maharashtra touched 13,659 new cases – the highest since 13,395 cases was recorded on October 8, 2020.
The state has recorded a total of 22,52,057 cases and 52,610 deaths to date – both of which are highest in India – and the numbers have risen again for the past two weeks.
(With contributions from agencies)