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
During Diwali, there was a huge crowd as if Corona itself died due to heavy crowd. Now there are predictions that 2nd wave may come. Govt has made a lot of regulations to start schools which includes different ways as to how they should be sanitized: Maharashtra Deputy CM https://t.co/P4VxVnZYhF— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2020
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.
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.
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.