As Maharashtra continues to report a huge number of fresh COVID-19 cases, The state govt. has begun the preparations to imposed a lockdown, which is likely to be imposed from mid-week.
Today, CM Uddhav Thackeray and his Deputy CM Ajit Pawar held meetings to discuss the SOPs and also to delegate financial powers to local authorities to deal with the second wave of Coronavirus.
Senior state government officials said that it is likely that a decision will be taken on Wednesday, and the work of drafting SOPs on how the lockdown will be imposed is underway.
The state government is also working out a way in which the current short supply of oxygen, medicines, and antiviral injection remdesivir can be streamlined, and additional beds are being arranged in many districts.
Moreover, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has confirmed that a lockdown will be imposed. Tope further said that people in Maharashtra should prepare for a lockdown.
“Prior information will be given to people before the lockdown is implemented. At this point of time all that I would want to say to the residents of the state is that they should mentally prepare themselves for a lockdown,” Tope said.