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Maharashtra health minister urges citizens to put masks back as Covid cases rise

The areas that have been classified as clusters with the highest number of cases in the state are in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Palghar districts.

Maharashtra on Friday reported 1,134 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths. Of 1,134 cases, Mumbai accounted for 763 infections.
Maharashtra on Friday reported 1,134 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths. Of 1,134 cases, Mumbai accounted for 763 infections.
Published on Jun 04, 2022 05:51 PM IST
Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Mask up: Uddhav Thackeray's advice as Maharashtra sees Covid surge

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said that the state government may bring back the mask mandate in crowded places in view of increasing Covid-19 cases in parts of India.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT/file)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT/file)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 11:15 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Covid-19: Maharashtra likely to put curbs on liquor shops, places of worship too

Some of the restrictions that have been announced by the Maharashtra government so far include curb on the movement of people from 11pm and 5am unless it is for essential work.

Meanwhile, the state government on Sunday issued a fresh set of guidelines for gyms and beauty salons allowing them to operate at 50 per cent capacity. (Satish Bate/HT FILE PHOTO)
Meanwhile, the state government on Sunday issued a fresh set of guidelines for gyms and beauty salons allowing them to operate at 50 per cent capacity. (Satish Bate/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 07:14 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Mumbai

'Need of the hour': Maharashtra welcomes Centre's decision to administer booster

“We welcome the central government's decision on boosters for 60+ and frontline staff and vaccines for 15-18 years. Booster dose amid Omicron scare is need of the hour,” news agency ANI quoted Rajesh Tope as saying.

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said those shots are a “need of the hour”, especially amid concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (File image)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said those shots are a “need of the hour”, especially amid concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (File image)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:45 PM IST
Written by Meenakshi Ray | Edited by Shubhangi Gupta, Mumbai

‘Omicron variant has higher transmissibility rate': Maharashtra health minister

He also claimed that the Omicron variant has not increased the fatality rate so far. "No one in South Africa, infected with the Omicron variant, has been put on oxygen. It has not increased the fatality rate so far,” the minister said.

As of now, four people in total have tested positive for the Omicron.(HT Photo)
As of now, four people in total have tested positive for the Omicron.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 07:15 AM IST
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