Uddhav Thackeray warns of another lockdown in Mumbai if Cases Keep Rising

Uddhav Thackeray warns of another lockdown in Mumbai if Cases Keep Rising

The growing number of cases in Maharashtra and Mumbai have raised a lot of concerns, On Sunday, Maharashtra reported 6,971 new cases. There have been conversations in regards to another lockdown in Mumbai. To address the growing concerns, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed a press conference on Sunday at 7 pm. 

He mentioned that the state has reported almost 7,000 new cases. Uddhav Thackeray termed the coronavirus situation in the state "serious". He went on to warn the people that that lockdown would have to be reimposed if daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the next two weeks. Thackeray mentioned that the virus is seen making a U-turn in the state as the number of coronavirus positive patients are rising,

Addressing the people he mentioned that the government would be assessing the situation for the next "8 to 15 days" to ascertain if the current upsurge in daily figures is a fresh wave of infections. He also urged people to follow coronavirus protocols to avoid lockdown.

"Do we need a lockdown? If you behave responsibly, we will know in the next eight days. Those who don't want a lockdown will wear a mask. Those who want a lockdown, will not wear one. So wear a mask and say 'No' to the lockdown," he said.

"Whether this is a second wave or not, we will understand this in the coming 8 to 15 days," he added.

CM Thackeray also announced in this address that from Monday, all political, religious and social gatherings will be prohibited in the state. "I will urge all political parties now to hold all government programmes via Zoom," Thackeray said. He added that there will be no public yatras going forward till the situation comes under control. There is already a night curfew enforced in Nashik and Pune. A lockdown has been imposed in Maharashtra's Yavatmal and Amravati.

This announcement to ban political, social and religious gathering comes a day after Thackeray chaired a meeting with the health minister, divisional commissioners, municipal commissioners and superintendents of police in regards to the coronavirus situation in the state. 

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