Maharashtra lockdown extended till 15 June to curb Covid spread Says CM

Maharashtra lockdown extended till 15 June to curb Covid spread Says CM

  • Uddhav Thakeray states that the current numbers in Maharashtra are close to the height of the previous wave even after the drop of daily coronaviruses
  • He stated that coronavirus incidences had risen in various Maharashtra districts.

On Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray conducted a virtual conference on the present status condition in Covid-19.

Uddhav noted during the address that even after daily coronavirus instances have fallen, current numbers are almost at the top of the previous wave in Maharashtra. He noted that there are increasing incidences of coronavirus in various Maharashtra areas.

He also announced that the lockdown will be prolonged for 15 days and now until 15 June. “Some relaxation and limits would be implemented, depending on the district case,” Uddhav stated.

Later in the evening today, the Maharashtra government published a new set of lock-down guidelines that were prolonged for another 15 days.

Uddhav said in the conference, “I can’t say when the third wave of coronavirus comes; we should not let our guard down.” ‘Need to ensure that the economy should continue to move, even if there is a 3rd wave of COVID-19. We’ll look at tightening regulations and relaxing in particular places.”

Uddhav noted that Maharashtra had a capacity of 12,500 MT for oxygen generation that was boosted to 13,000 MT, but the daily demand rose to 17,000 MT.

Uddhav said that while states have responsibility for vaccinating persons in the age of 18-44, Maharashtra Government will speed up the vaccination procedure once we obtain vaccinations.

“I recently spoke to the Prime Minister about the necessary reforms to relief assistance provided in natural disasters. More aid should be provided to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). I trust that the Center will help in this respect,” he remarked.

“Every time we acquire vaccines will continue to vaccinate for 24 hours and increase the length of time we will receive more vaccines,” he added.

He also added that the administration took different steps to vaccinate pupils who desire to go abroad.

“While the number of patients is falling, we are still at the high last year,” Thackeray added.

The government’s “Majha Doctor” effort will allow families to prevent overmedication and hospitalisation of asymptomatic cases, he said.

“There is a difference between the last time and this time between the COVID-19 viral variant. It is now more virulent, spreading quickly and taking longer to recuperate, “He added.

“We have to cope with another devil: black fungus. There are three thousand cases of mucormycosis in the state. The task committee for coronavirus monitors, “He said.

Under the new criteria, all essential shops which can function between 7 and 11 a.m. may operate from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the full guidelines, read below:

  • All essential shops that are currently allowed to operate between 7-11 am may be allowed to operate between 7 am to 2 pm. 
  • In the case of all non-essential shops (stand-alone shops and not inside shopping centres/malls), the decision regarding the allowing of the opening of such shops along with the time limit for the functioning of the same way may be taken by respective Disaster Management authorities. These, if allowed to open, however, shall not be opened beyond that allowed for essential shops and shall not be allowed to open on weekends. 
  • Delivery of non-essential items along with essential items through e-commerce may be allowed in such districts.
  • Post 3 pm, there shall be restrictions on movement except for medical and other emergencies, or for home deliveries allowed under the order dated May 12, 2021. 
  • All govt offices, except those involved directly for corona work in the said districts, can function with 25% attendance. Respective DMA may allow more than this percentage of attendance if concerned HOD requests so. In the MCGM area, for GOI and GOM establishments, these permissions shall be granted by the Chief Secretary of State of Maharashtra. 
  • Agriculture sector-related shops may remain open till 2 pm on weekdays. Respective DMA however may extend this timing on weekdays or may allow for some period on weekends, taking into consideration the requirement of sowing season and in view of impending monsoon.

Maharashtra lockdown extended till 15 June to curb Covid spread Says CM

Rajat Singh
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