If the rise in coronavirus cases persists, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the probability of a lockdown cannot be ruled out. The state has seen the highest regular infections since the pandemic began in the last two weeks.
“I cannot rule out imposing a lockdown if the current COVID-19 situation prevails. People have become complacent. We are in a Catch 22 situation – should we look at the economy or health?” the Chief Minister said. CM was addressing the state through a television addressing.
“If this condition continues, I have told you already that in 15 days we will exhaust our infrastructure. So today I am giving a warning of a lockdown. Not announcing a lockdown yet. But if I don’t find a solution in two days after speaking to more people, then I have no option,” he said.
Mr Thackeray said the state will announce new restrictions within the next two days. This could be a major milestone in coping with the virus effects.
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Maharashtra recorded 47,827 new cases and 202 deaths on Friday. Many are saying that the lockdown maybe imposed soon. This is the highest number of new cases since the pandemic spread to India in March 2020. Several districts have imposed additional restrictions, such as nighttime curfews.
The figures accounted for more than half of the more than 81,000 new COVID-19 infections recorded across the country previously in the day by the Union Health Ministry, the highest daily total in six months.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, the overall number of cases has risen to 1.23 crore, making India the virus’s third-worst victim after the United States and Brazil. The overall number of people killed increased by 469 to 1,63,396.
Vaccination efforts have been stepped up in response to the recent increase in events, and several states are considering imposing new restrictions on people’s movement.
Early last year, India enforced one of the world’s toughest curfews to fight the coronavirus, but it was eased to save the economy, and cases gradually declined later in the year. The government faces a challenge this year with the latest surge, having already failed to enforce last year’s lockdown.
On Friday, infection rates increased in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. This is an alarming situation for the people of India. We strongly urge