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Curve would flatten if we identify each and every case: Aaditya Thackeray on coronavirus outbreak

Maharashtra touched 50,000-mark on Sunday and recorded the highest number of its cases in one day. Reacting to this, Thackeray said that the state couldn’t afford to be scared of numbers amid the fight against coronavirus.

Curve would flatten if we identify each and every case: Aaditya Thackeray on coronavirus outbreak
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Maharashtra Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday said that the state government intends to ease restrictions in a staggered manner post the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown which ends of May 31. 

The minister said that this will be “knee-jerk opening” and the state government might ease restrictions in high-risk zones in a staggered manner when lockdown 4.0 ends. 

“In Maharashtra, we slowly went into the lockdown. When we talk about opening up, a knee-jerk opening is not the best thing do. We have a medical buffer for asymptomatic cases because coronavirus is not going away soon,” Thackeray told NDTV. 

Maharashtra touched 50,000-mark on Sunday and recorded the highest number of its cases in one day. Reacting to this, Thackeray said that the state couldn’t afford to be scared of numbers amid the fight against coronavirus. 

Thackeray further said that Maharashtra was not hiding numbers and it was not afraid of figures. “I have asked officers to chase cases - be in chawls or high rise buildings. We cannot deny and be scared of the numbers. We can only protect citizens if we identify those infected,” the Maharashtra minister said. 

Thackeray, Shiv Sena MLA from Worli assembly constituency, said that the authorities have managed to prevent the spread of coronavirus in his constituency. 

“We have put speed-breaker. With time, the line of treatment has evolved. The curve would flatten when we identify each and every case. My constituency was the worst-affected area in Mumbai. We said let us not be scared and let’s go and identify cases. Now the doubling rate in my ward is 21 days. So, we have to chase every case,” he was quoted in an NDTV report as saying. 

Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray informed that the doubling rate of COVID-19 patients has increased to 14 days in Mumbai. This means that the number of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai is doubling over a period of 14 days. 

Maharashtra has crossed the 50,000-mark with 50,231 COVID-19 cases and the death toll has risen to 1,635. In Mumbai alone, the number of coronavirus cases has reached at 30,542. 

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