Thackeray asked people to strictly follow Covid-19 preventative measures. (PTI Photo)
Thackeray asked people to strictly follow Covid-19 preventative measures. (PTI Photo)

Decision on lockdown not easy, review meet to be held in next few days: Uddhav

  • He said a second lockdown can be avoided only if citizens in the state follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 09:07 PM IST

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that the state government cannot easily adopt the decision to impose a lockdown in the state. He also said that a decision will be taken after reviewing the situation.

“The option of imposing a lockdown cannot be easily adopted but we will have to take a firm decision soon. We will review the situation within the next few days and take a decision,” Thackeray said.

He said a second lockdown can be avoided only if citizens in the state follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. “We still appeal to people to adhere to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour to avoid the second lockdown,” the Maharashtra chief minister further added.

The Mumbai civic body on Wednesday warned against not adhering to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and said that violators will face strict action. The civic body also outlined that 90% of the Covid-19 cases which are reported in the city are from housing societies. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also issued a fresh order where it said that buildings with more than 5 patients will be sealed for any movement. Mumbai has reported more than 1,000 cases for the past week.

The civic body earlier on Tuesday had said that there was no need for an immediate lockdown in the nation’s financial hub. The BMC said that the rise in the number of daily cases is due to increased Covid-19 testing. The civic body is currently conducting 20,000 tests per day, according to a report by news agency PTI.

Maharashtra has been recording more than 8,000 since the last week. Nagpur, Pune and Thane have an active caseload of more than 10,000 since last week as well. Thane, Jalgaon and Amravati have imposed lockdowns in hotspots to curb the spread of cases.

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