Maharashtra lockdown news: State breaches 2.5m caseload, mulls lockdown
Maharashtra lockdown news: The West Indian state of Maharashtra breached the 2.5 million coronavirus caseload-mark Tuesday, prompting the Uddhav Thackeray-led state government to mull plans of complete lockdown-like restrictions in some cities, including capital Mumbai if the situation worsens.
Maharashtra, along with Gujrat and Punjab are under a spell of surging cases. India, in the last 24-hours recorded over 40k new cases, although 13 percent lower than Monday's tally.
Mumbai breaking the 2.5 million caseload makes the state closer to the tenth worst-affected nation from the coronavirus which is Germany that has 2.6 million cases.
State health Minister said CM Thackeray was worried about the spiking cases in the state.
"If the number of cases in the state remains in the range of 25000 to 30000 for the next some days the Uddhav Thackeray Maharashtra government may impose lockdown like restrictions in some cities including Mumbai," said State health minister Rajesh stop asking people to follow covid-19 safety protocols religiously.
The State's health minister also told reporters that the chief minister what to the opinion that lockdown may be necessary if the caseload continues to rise.
Mumbai, India's richest and business city, has been the novel coronavirus hotspot in India the number of cases in the state competing with some other countries affected by the virus.
Maharashtra has remained one of the eight Indian cities that has collectively recorded 80% of India's daily coronavirus cases for the last few days.
Mumbai's new virus cases breached the 3000-marks for the third time this week at 3262 cases recorded in a day. Although this was lesser than Sunday speak 3779 cases.
Tuesday cases take Mumbai's total count to 236 5937 cases and over 11k facility.
Speaking about Maharashtra lockdown news, India's total coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours were 40715 13% lower than the day before when it recorded this year's highest daily caseload
The total number of coronavirus cases in India is now at 11686 796.
Meanwhile, India announced it will relax the vaccination age reservations, reflecting a trial to fast-track the vaccination drive as the number of new cases rises in India as well as around the world.
"It has been decided that from April 1, the vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age. We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated," Union health minister Prakash Javadekar was quoted as saying by Asia News International.