New Delhi: The coronavirus cases in Maharashtra are increasing at an alarming rate. Amid this, it is being feared that the whole state may go under lockdown in a bid to curb the virus surge. On Friday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed the issue and said that he cannot rule out the possibility of lockdown but he will take the final decision in two days. The Chief Minister also added that the coming 15-20 days will play decider for state’s covid-19 situation, while urging people to maintain covid appropriate behaviour.
In a major setback on covid front, the state on Friday added 47,827 new cases, highest since the outbreak was reported in the country. In the same time, 202 people have suffered virus related death. So far, the total number of cases of coronavirus infection in the state has reached 29,04,076. If we talk about Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, then there have been 8,832 new cases of COVID19 in the last 24 hours. While 5,352 people were discharged, 20 lost their lives to the novel virus. Thus, the total corona cases in Mumbai are at 4,32,192, total discharges: 3,61,043, active cases: 58,455 and total deaths: 11,724.
Nagpur has emerged as the new epicenter of coronavirus cases as 4,108 new cases were reported in the city on Friday. In the same duration, 3,214 people lost their lives, while 60 people died.
This comes as the Pune administration on Friday to impose a lockdown in the area for 7 days in view of the dreaded corona virus situation. According to the new guidelines, bars, hotels and restaurants in Pune will remain shut for 7 days and only home delivery is allowed. No public functions are allowed except funerals and weddings. A maximum of 20 people were asked to be allowed at the funeral and 50 for weddings.