Full Curfew In The State From 8pm – 7 am for 15 days : Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

In order to curb rising COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has announced stricter curbs during his address to the state today. The address comes at a time when the health infrastructure of Maharashtra is almost on the verge of a collapse with weekend lockdowns and night curfews already in place. Vaccine shortages, non-availability of beds in hospitals, lack of Remdesivir and oxygen cylinders are some of the major hurdles the state’s facing currently.

Last week, Thackeray chaired an all-party meeting where he hinted at a stringent lockdown if the current situation didn’t improve. On Sunday, he had a meeting with the state COVID-19 task force and decided that a detailed SOP will be issued after due consultation. Health Minister Rajesh Tope has seconded the need for a 2-3 week lockdown so as to improve the health infrastructure.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of active cases in the country (5,64,746) and 58,245 deaths so far. It recorded 60,212 cases on Tuesday. Mumbai recorded 7898 cases on Tuesday with a total of 12,086 deaths so far – the highest in the state. In a slight relief, Mumbai saw a slight decline in cases on Tuesday with around 50000 tests conducted in 24 hrs.

Highlights from his address

  • CM Uddhav Thackeray wishes the people on the occasion of Gudi Padva
  • Overall 500 testing labs functioning at present in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We are testing much more now: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We are going through a difficult time: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • People facing a shortage of oxygen: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We are trying to get all facilities for the state: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We are outsourcing oxygen: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Have asked centre for more oxygen supply : CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Appealing to PM for more oxygen supply and take help of the army logistically : CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • There should be relaxation for GST. Requesting PM to think about small businesses: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Appealing to the Prime Minister to ramp up vaccination. Scaling it up should be a priority so that the cases come down.: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • This particular wave is very dangerous: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • People’s participation is most important. We have to overcome this 2nd wave.: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We will fight this together and win the war: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We are trying to do our best and improving the infrastructure across the state.: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We need more doctors: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Appeal to doctors from outside to join our fight: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • This is not the time for politics: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Appeal to opposition parties to fight this war together: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • We are imposing some restrictions. It won’t be a complete lockdown. But the new restrictions will be strict for Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • New guidelines (Break The Chain campaign) to be implemented from tomorrow (14/03/21) 8 pm. Appeal to people to follow curbs for their safety.: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • New restrictions will be in place for 15 days: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Full curfew in the state from 8 pm – 7 am tomorrow onwards. Only essential services will be allowed: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Only home deliveries from hotels and restaurants allowed. No standing and eating at street-side stalls.: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Petrol pumps, e-commerce services allowed: CM Uddhav Thackeray
  • Shiv Bhojan thali will be free for the next 15 days: CM Uddhav Thackeray
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