No Plans Of Lockdown In Maharashtra As Of Now, Says Rajesh Tope

Instead, Tope focused on the implementation of the “3T” formula.

No Plans Of Lockdown In Maharashtra As Of Now, Says Rajesh Tope

On Wednesday, December 8, state health minister Rajesh Tope brushed off the possibility of any sort of lockdown post the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, stated reports. Instead, he focused on the implementation of the “3T” formula.

This formula entails testing, tracking, treatment apart from following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. This statement came on the day when Maharashtra did not report any new cases of the new variant.

With one of the Kalyan-Dombivli patients being discharged after testing negative, from the 10 cases being reported in the state.

According to accounts, Tope elaborated that they aren’t thinking of any lockdown in Maharashtra as of now. Adding that the state task force hasn’t given any such direction.

However, he mentioned that they’ll keep a close eye on the situation and make a decision on restrictions adhering to the guidelines of the centre, state task force and the chief minister.

Based on narratives, Tope remarked that to date all those infected have only shown mild symptoms. He further elucidated that whilst the high transmissibility has been seen, its severity hasn’t been established yet.

The state is on a war footing to tackle the new variant, with tracing being undertaken of those who arrived in Maharashtra on or after November 1.

On Wednesday, Tope also assured that they have no intention of stopping international flight services. On Monday, the Centre had added Ghana and Tanzania to the list of countries “at risk” for Omicron.

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