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Rajesh Tope warns the state about second wave of COVID19; calls it 'dangerous'

Despite several warnings, the public violated the rules, especially during Diwali, whereby all the markets in the city were crowded. All the rules regarding coronavirus safety were disregarded.

Rajesh Tope warns the state about second wave of COVID19; calls it 'dangerous'
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Coronavirus cases in the state of Maharashtra have increased after Diwali and officials are taking measures to ensure safety and precaution, thereby contain the spread of the infection. Experts are predicting a second wave of coronavirus in Maharashtra as well, and keeping this in mind, State Health Minister, Rajesh Tope has stated that it would be troublesome for everyone. 

Places like Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kerala have seen an increase in the number of coronavirus cases after Diwali, and the pattern has been seen with cases in Mumbai over the last four days. Observing the same, the local administration is constantly instructing the public to be vigilant about health and has advised people to maintain social distance, wear a face mask and focus on safety by washing hands and staying clean.

However, despite the warnings, the general public had violated the rules, especially during Diwali, whereby all the markets in the city were crowded. All the rules regarding coronavirus safety were literally disregarded by the masses, and even in the current situation, most people do not seem to be taking them seriously. This is expected to increase the risk of COVID infection among people and with an aim to spread awareness Minister Tope has appealed to the people of the state to learn from the mistakes made in Kerala and Delhi and if these warnings are ignored, then the state might face another crisis soon.

Officials state that in places like Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kerala, the infection is on the rise mainly due to non-compliance with coronavirus regulations. While the state government has opened all religious places, gymnasiums, cinemas, theatres, etc. with regulations, people should not consider the crisis for granted. Tope further clarified that it is possible to overcome the second wave of coronavirus only if everyone should be careful and follow self-discipline.

CM Uddhav Thackeray, before Diwali, had addressed the state and wished people for the festival. Besides this, he had also asked everyone to remain alert for 15 days after Diwali and take it as a precaution. Instructions have been given to the administration, as the pattern of the second wave has been witnessed in several countries across the world. Addressing the people, he said that everyone has to follow the rule of wearing a mask, washing hands and observing social distance. He added that not wearing a mask will not be tolerated at all as one corona positive patient can infect up to 400 people, and it is important for everyone to think about how many of those four hundred people will be affected in the state. Civic bodies have been asked to take strict action against those who do not follow the norms. 

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