Mumbai: It seems that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is not happy with the idea of lifting the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown after the fourth phase ends on May 31.
The chief minister Thackeray further indicated that several parts of Maharashtra especially places like Mumbai and Pune that have shown continues to spike in the cases would continue to remain under lockdown.
The boss of the Maha-Vikas-Aghadi government, however, indicated that even though the lockdown might continue to remain in place in Maharashtra, several relaxations will also be given in the next phase, He also said that the public needs to be careful and that the next fifteen days would be crucial in the battle against the on-going pandemic.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra, that has been the worst affected by the virus, reported 116 deaths – taking the toll beyond the 2000 mark. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra has now crossed 62,000. Meanwhile, the state, for the very first time, also registered a 45% increase in recoveries – taking the recovery rate from 31% to 43%.
The COVID-19, however, has not spared the medical fraternity too. According to media reports, at least five alternative medical practitioners have lost their lives in connection with the virus. Two more police personnel died due to the deadly virus infection – taking the toll to 16 in the city and 25 in all of Maharashtra, on Friday.
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