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COVID-19 surge: Night curfew across Maharashtra to be enforced from Sunday; lockdown is a possibility, says CM

After a assessment assembly on the COVID-19 state of affairs within the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray additionally ordered procuring malls to be shut between eight pm and seven am

File picture of Uddhav Thackeray. [email protected]

Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday ordered night time curfew in complete Maharashtra from 28 March in view of the unabated rise in COVID-19 cases , an official assertion mentioned.

The curfew order will come into impact from the Sunday night time. Additionally, native authorities ought to be certain that procuring malls stay shut between eight pm and seven am, Thackeray ordered after a gathering.

He additionally warned of stricter restrictions if folks didn’t observe COVID-19 security protocol, an official launch mentioned.

Maharashtra recorded 36,902 COVID-19 instances on Friday, the best one-day rise for the reason that pandemic started.

With a fireplace at a hospital in Mumbai claiming 9 lives on Friday, the chief minister additionally instructed the authorities to verify fireplace security measures in any respect momentary hospitals the place COVID-19 sufferers are being handled.

Thackeray reviewed the COVID-19 state of affairs with divisional commissioners, district collectors, superintendents of police and deans of medical faculties.

Medical Schooling Minister Amit Deshmukh was additionally current for the assembly on the chief minister’s official residence ‘Varsha’, whereas Well being Minister Rajesh Tope took half via video convention.

“I don’t want to impose lockdown. However there’s a risk that healthcare amenities could fall quick given the rise within the variety of sufferers,” Thackeray mentioned and requested officers to make sure availability of ample hospital beds and medicines in every district, in keeping with the assertion.

“Individuals want to grasp that the COVID-19 menace is just not over however has grown larger,” the chief minister mentioned.

Lockdown needs to be imposed in particular person districts if wanted, however such a step shouldn’t be taken all of the sudden, he mentioned.

Officers ought to verify if non-public institutions are adhering to tips on attendance of staff and workplace timing, Thackeray mentioned.

Maharashtra is primary state when it comes to folks coated by the vaccination drive, however it needs to be carried out extra successfully, the chief minister mentioned.

Members of the state activity power on coronavirus ought to information district administrations in regards to the new variants of the virus, the chief minister mentioned.

He additionally requested the authorities to extend the provision of ventilators, ICUs and oxygen beds, and ramp up the testing additional.

Deshmukh mentioned the state ought to demand extra vaccines from the Centre. Academics needs to be vaccinated earlier than faculties and faculties reopen, he added.

As many as 52 lakh folks have been vaccinated within the state as far as per the officers.

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