Maharashtra May Impose lockdown Again, Considers Suspending Mumbai-Delhi Flight, Train Service

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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday hinted that the state government is considering imposing another lockdown and a decision will be taken in 8-10 days.

“There was a huge crowd during the Diwali period. Even at the time of Ganesha Chaturthi, we saw crowds. We are speaking to relevant departments. We’ll review the situation for the next 8-10 days and then the further decision will be taken about the lockdown,” Pawar said

Also, as per some media reports CM Uddhav Thackeray has directed officials to explore the option of curtailing train and air services to Delhi to check the second wave of infections in the state.

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When contacted, Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar confirmed that the move was under discussion. “It is under discussion at this stage. But it is yet to be finalized. No proposal has been readied so far,” Kumar said.

It must be noted that the Maharashtra government has already postponed the reopening of schools in several districts including Pune and Aurangabad due to the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases.

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Maharashtra reported a total of 5,753 coronavirus positive cases yesterday, taking the state’s overall infection count to 17,80,208. The death of 50 patients took the fatality count to 46,623, the health department said. There are 81,512 active cases in the state at present.


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