COVID-19: Maharashtra And Kerala To Impose Night Curfew Amid Rising Cases
In view of rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala and Maharashtra, the Centre has asked the states to impose a night curfew.
On Thursday, in view of rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala and Maharashtra, the Union Home Secretary has asked the states to impose a night curfew. He chaired a meeting through video conferencing to review the steps taken by the state governments of Kerala and Maharashtra for checking the spread of COVID-19.
The meeting was attended by chief secretaries and police chiefs of the two states apart from Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and others. The state governments were advised to continue with their vaccination programmes and were given assurance of providing more doses in case required.
A statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said: “Union Home Secretary… observed that more efforts would be required to arrest the increase in infections. This would require adequate intervention in geographical areas having higher infection, through measures such as contact tracing, vaccination drives, and Covid appropriate behavior. He also suggested that the state governments should explore the possibility of placing night curfew in areas of high positivity.”
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said the COVID-19 third wave is likely to hit the state by the first week of November and at least 60 lakh people will be infected. “We have increased our oxygen capacity to 2000 MT,” he told CNN-NEWS18.
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