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Maharashtra may face a lockdown as state reports over 6,000 cases for second consecutive day

New Delhi: India is fearing a second wave of novel coronavirus as daily infection in the country continue to mount at an alarming state. Maharashtra, which is country’s worst affected state by the pandemic, has been accountable for the recent surge in the daily cases. Considering the same, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has warned the citizens of the state of another lockdown if they fail to curb the infection.

The state alone reported 6,281 new infections to country’s 14,000 cases on Saturday, taking the overall infection past 2,093,913. This is the second time since December that the state has recorded a spike of more than 6,000 cases in 24-hour.  A total of 51,753 people have died in Maharashtra due to the coronavirus disease.

The CM held a meeting with the health minister, divisional commissioners, district collectors, municipal commissioners and superintendents of police on the Covid-19 situation in the state on Saturday.

The officials have decided to restrict number of people to 50 attending social gatherings such as weddings and functions. There would also be a temporary hold on social gatherings such as weddings and functions.

“Even if there is laxity in people, the district administration should not let your guard down and enforce the norms strictly, he told the administration,” the chief minister said at the meeting. “It is up to the people to decide whether to follow the rules or go back to the lockdown again. So, more care should be taken in the future,” he added.

 Meanwhile, the Centre is also taking all the possible measures to curb the virus spread as all the local authorities have been directed to take preventive measures, including lockdown restrictions.

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