Maharashtra COVID-19 curbs to continue, graded easing later, says CM Uddhav Thackeray

By: |
May 27, 2021 7:44 PM

"The curbs will be extended and relaxed after some time in a phased manner," the CM said.

All the levels are being decided by keeping the positivity rate as well as oxygen beds occupation in view.

The Maharashtra government will extend the coronavirus-enforced lockdown-like curbs in the state after June 1 and relax them later in a phased manner, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday.

Thackeray issued necessary directives in this regard to the state administration during a cabinet meeting, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

Currently, a wide range of restrictions is in force till June 1 to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The statement quoted Thackeray as saying that precautions are needed at the moment even though the case positivity rate (percentage of people who test positive from among those tested) in the state is reducing.

“In 10 to 15 districts, the positivity rate is still very high. Besides, there is a threat of black fungus infection (found in recovering/recovered coronavirus patients).

“Today the daily case count has reduced and reached the numbers recorded in September last year. We still need to take precautions,” Thackeray said.

The lockdown-like curbs will not be lifted altogether after June 1, he said.

“The curbs will be extended and relaxed after some time in a phased manner,” the CM said.

The issue was discussed in detail in the cabinet meeting, the statement said.

The state is under lockdown-like curbs since mid-April.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Serum Institute seeks DCGI’s approval for Covishield as booster dose
2Mandaviya tables Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill for regulation of clinics
3Omicron scare: UP Government orders for genome sequencing and 8-days home quarantine for international passengers