Uddhav Thackeray: Lockdown If Cases Keep Rising For 8-15 Days
Uddhav Thackeray says lockdown 'imminent' if coronavirus cases keep rising
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that the coronavirus situation in the state is quite serious. He also warned that if Covid cases continue to rise in the next two weeks, a lockdown will be imposed once again. The CM also warned people to follow coronavirus protocols to avoid lockdown.
During a virtual address, the CM said, “Do we need a lockdown? If you behave responsibly, we will know in the next eight days. Those who don’t want a lockdown will wear a mask. Those who want a lockdown, will not wear one. So wear a mask and say ‘No’ to the lockdown. Whether this is a second wave or not, we will understand this in the coming 8 to 15 days.”
Uddhav Thackeray added, “If the numbers keep rising till the next 8 to 15 days, lockdown will have to be announced.”
The CM further added that the local administrations have been permitted to place restrictions in the worst-affected districts.
After a lull of three months, Maharashtra, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, reported over 6,000 daily cases last Friday. On Sunday, the state recorded 6,971 cases and 35 deaths. Mumbai, the state capital, logged 921 infections.
On Sunday, Maharashtra added 6,971 new coronavirus cases, the highest since October last year. 921 cases were reported from the state capital Mumbai.
Meanwhile, the federal government shot off a letter to five states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh — expressing concern over the coronavirus situation.