Full lockdown unlikely in MaharashtraMarch 30, 2021 13:19
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Maharashtra is the most impacted state due to coronavirus in the country. The state is reporting more than 60 percent of the total daily tally in India. From the past couple of days, there are reports surfaced across the media that the state would head for a complete lockdown to recover and bounce back. Going with the latest update, the Maharashtra government will release a standard operating procedure (SOP) that would be implemented from April 1st. Maharashtra reported more than six lakh cases in this month and 2100 people passed away in March alone. The state also reported 32.21 percent rise in the number of coronavirus cases.
Cities like Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur continued to report a huge number of cases. The state government is in plans to continue to run the local trains. There would be strict restrictions on restaurants, bars, malls, public places, pubs and other roaming regions. All the government offices would work with 50 percent attendance. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directed the officials to prepare strict guidelines and he is not in a mood for the state to enter into the economic losses. Aseem Gupta, secretary, Relief and Rehabilitation department told that the measures will be announced soon. Experts are in talks with the government about the curbs to be imposed so that the cases come to a control in the state.
By Siva Kumar