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Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar hints rise in COVID-19 cases

While addressing the media in a presser, Pawar hinted that the number of coronavirus cases may see a rise in the month of July and August.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar hints rise in COVID-19 cases
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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday expressed his concern over the increasing COVID-19 cases in the state and urged the people to be cautious while stepping out of their homes. 

While addressing the media in a presser, Pawar hinted that the number of coronavirus cases may see a rise in the month of July and August. He urged the people to practice social distancing as it was necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

“We will have to face the consequences if people fail to take precautions. It is a must to wear masks and practice social distancing among other things. The coming month of July and August are going to be difficult. Maharashtra is already three months into the pandemic,” he said.  

Pawar was speaking at the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) headquarter in South Mumbai. He also talked about the NCP’s Welfare Trust and the relief work carried out by it during the lockdown. 

Maharashtra has been the worst-hit state due to the coronavirus outbreak. As of June 23, the number of cases in the state has risen to 1,39,010 and the death toll has reached 6,531. 

In Mumbai alone, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased 68,410 while the death toll in the financial capital has touched 3,844. Of the 3,214 COVID-19 cases reported in Maharashtra, nearly 824 cases have been recorded in Mumbai alone which is lowest in the last 40 days. 

Speaking about his party’s Nationalist Welfare Trust, Pawar expressed confidence saying that the trust would continue to provide assistance to those in distress amid coronavirus pandemic. 

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