Meanwhile, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said Monday that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is ‘very worried’ about the rise within the number of COVID-19 cases and urged people to follow Covid-appropriate guidelines to avoid imposing lockdown within the state. Maharashtra district to remain under lockdown.
As the novel coronavirus cases surge within the country, especially in Maharashtra, Parbhani district within the state’s Marathwada region will remain under a lockdown from March 24 to March 31, a senior official said on Tuesday.
District Collector Deepak Mugalikar said the sooner measures like preventing people from stepping out of their houses in the dark didn’t convince be effective because the graph of latest cases went up.
“The lockdown will inherit force at 7 PM on Wednesday. It’ll be strictly implemented till March 31 with an objective to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases within the district,” he said.
Parbhani district added 1,132 new infections to its tally since March 1, taking the cumulative count to five, 843 as on March 22.
“The district administration had earlier prohibited people from stepping out of their homes in night. But the move did not curb the cases,” the collector said.
Meanwhile, state health minister Rajesh Tope said Monday that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is “very worried” about the rise within the number of COVID-19 cases and urged people to follow Covid-appropriate guidelines to avoid imposing lockdown within the state.
“Chief Minister is extremely worried about things within the State. Maharashtra district to remain under lockdown. He has requested people to behave responsibly to avoid COVID, otherwise. The govt will need to resort to imposing a lockdown. People must adhere to the rules ,” said Tope, consistent with press agency ANI.
He also informed that the numbers are increasing hence there’ll be a discussion with all officials.
“With the rise within the number of COVID19 cases. We’ll need to be more prepared. we’ll need to activate our Jumbo Covid centres which were active earlier,” said Tope.
However, some members of the COVID-19 task force of Maharashtra had, however, opposed imposition of blanket lockdowns, saying such strategy cannot arrest the spread of virus transmission.
Maharashtra on Mondau reported 24,645 new coronavirus cases.
While the entire covid-19 caseload increased to 25,04,327. The state also reported 58 deaths due tothe pathogen, taking the price to 53,457.
On Sunday, the state had reported its highest-ever dingle-day rise because it added 30,535 cases. While on Saturday 27,126 infections were recorded. On March 18. The state had reported 25,833 cases. the sooner high was 24,896, recorded in September.
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