Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is ready to chair a high-level assembly in the present day with officers over the Covid-19 state of affairs within the state, in keeping with information company ANI.

For some time now, Maharashtra has been reporting the best Covid-19 caseload in India, each when it comes to lively coronavirus optimistic sufferers and the overall variety of instances. It can be among the many eight states which account for 84.61% of the day by day new Covid-19 instances and proceed to indicate a steep rise within the tally.

Yesterday, the state had reported as many as 43,183 new Covid-19 instances and 249 deaths in a mere span of 24 hours. This accounted for each the best one-day rise for the reason that pandemic started, in addition to the best variety of deaths since October final yr.

To fight the intensifying risk, chief minister Thackeray has declared a state-wide evening curfew from Sunday beneath the Maharashtra authorities’s ‘Mission Begin Again’ program. Officials are additionally contemplating stricter management measures, together with shutting down spiritual locations and proscribing practice journey, in keeping with ANI.

The administration can be mulling over one other potential lockdown, though no official announcement has but been made on this regard.

In a gathering with chief minister Thackeray and Maharashtra well being minister Rajesh Tope final Monday, members of the state Covid-19 activity drive really helpful strict measures, together with a ‘limited-period lockdown’, to counter the alarming surge in infections and deaths. The chief minister then requested officers to organize an in depth plan for the implementation of a lockdown which may have a ‘minimal impression’ on the financial system of the state, in keeping with an official assertion.

India noticed 81,466 new coronavirus infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, the best single-day rise in six months, taking the COVID-19 tally of instances to 1,23,03,131, in keeping with the Union Health Ministry information up to date on Friday.

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