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COVID-19 induced lockdown in Maharashtra extended till May 15

Furthermore, after the Cabinet meeting, Tope told reporters that all ministers in the government suggested that the lockdown-like curbs should continue for another fortnight.

COVID-19 induced lockdown in Maharashtra extended till May 15
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On Wednesday, April 28, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope informed that the lockdown in Maharashtra is to get extended till May 15, in view of coronavirus cases.

According to reports, stringent curbs have been imposed in the state since April 21 to reduce the pace of COVID-19 transmission. Moreover, the decision to extend the lockdown was finalised at the State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today.

Furthermore, after the Cabinet meeting, Tope told reporters that all ministers in the government suggested that the lockdown-like curbs should continue for another fortnight.

Meanwhile, earlier on Tuesday, April 27, Vijay Wadettiwar, relief and rehabilitation minister, speaking about the same stated, “Though Covid cases are dipping in Mumbai and Thane, the same trend is not being seen in rural parts of the state, such as Marathwada and Vidarbha. The lockdown is in force till May 1. In tomorrow’s cabinet, the discussion will take place and the decision will be made on whether to extend lockdown by a week or two,”

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 13, 2021, had announced a curfew to break the chain of coronavirus infection in the state. However, despite sec 144, the spread of coronavirus has not decreased in the state and a large number of people are still leaving their homes. Officials have also noted that people are walking on the streets and crowding several areas in the name of essential services. As a result, COVID-19 cases are on a rise and the state is currently running out of beds, oxygen and medicines, which had added a lot of pressure on the health system.

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