The statement comes several hours after a cabinet ministers meeting. Maharashtra extends the lockdown to 31 May to reduce COVID-19 spread
To further contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the Maharashtra government declared on 12 May that the lockdown would be extended to 31 May.
The announcement comes hours after a cabinet ministers’ conference.
The lockout was enforced until 15 May earlier. In accordance with the rules, private offices, non-essential shops and businesses will remain totally closed.
The inoculation drive from 1 May lists all adults in the country as anti-COVID jabs. But Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on May 11 that the state would suspend the vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group temporarily in view of the lack of vaccines.
“There is a lack of vaccinations, so we are considering temporarily stopping the vaccine campaign for the 18 to 44 age group. For this age group, 2.75 lakh vaccine doses are left, now used for 45 years and over the group. The second dose is a priority,” Tope said in a quote from ANI.
On 12 May, Adar Poonawalla the CEO of the India’s Serum Institute promised Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray that he will provide Covishield 1.5 crore doses to the state after 20 May.
Rajesh Tope subsequently stated that vaccination COVID-19 for the 18-44 age group would resume upon receipt of SII consignments, news agency ANI said.
Maharashtra’s daily coronavirus tally (Covid–19) continued to increase on Wednesday and reported 46,781 new cases and 816 more deaths in the last 24 hours of 5,226,710, and 78,007 respectively, based on a State Health Ministry newsletter.
On Wednesday, there were 58,805 recoveries, with an overall recovery of 4.6 million. Today, the recovery rate is 88.01%.
Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till 31 May To Reduce Spread Of COVID-19