Uddhav Thackeray gave an 8-day ultimatum to people on Sunday, saying that those who do not want lockdown, must wear masks
The rapidly growing cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra have raised the concern of the state government. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a ban on all the crowded political and religious programs in the state from Monday. He said that if the situation does not prevail, then a lockdown can be imposed in the state again.
Uddhav gave an 8-day ultimatum to people on Sunday, saying that those who do not want lockdown, must wear masks. Private firms have also been asked to adopt a work from home policy to avoid congestion. He said that in the next 8 to 15 days we will know whether it is a new wave of coronavirus or not.
47 thousand cases in 10 days in Maharashtra
6971 new cases were reported in Maharashtra on Sunday. This is the largest figure for the last 10 days. The number of patients started increasing rapidly in the state from 12 February. From 12 February to 21 February, 47979 new cases have been reported in the state. Stringent measures have been introduced in many cities. It has been decided to put a week-long lockdown in Amravati from 8 pm on Monday night. During this time essential goods shops will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.
Night curfew in Pune, school-college closed
At the same time, the Pune district administration has also imposed a night curfew. Here, people have been banned from leaving the house from 11 am to 6 am. Only in emergency people will be able to get out. The schools and colleges have been closed till 28 February. After Pune, preparations have been started for night curfew in Nagpur, Yavatmal and Mumbai too. State Minister Vijay Wadettiwar confirmed this.