Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 49,447 recent Covid-19 infections, the very best single-day spike within the state for the reason that starting of the pandemic. The rise comes a day after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warned of a lockdown if no different of a lockdown is discovered. Mumbai, the place the concept of a recent lockdown is being resisted, additionally noticed the very best spike of 9,108 infections.

Here is what occurred within the state within the final 24 hours

> Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held an internet interplay with newspaper house owners, editors and distributors the place he reiterated {that a} choice on imposing stringent measures can be taken quickly, however didn’t verify whether or not it will likely be a lockdown or statewide restrictions.

> Thackeray on Friday hinted at an imminent healthcare disaster scenario within the state. On Saturday, the Cm mentioned the federal government is contemplating whether or not all industrial use oxygen provide will be diverted to medical use, because the day by day demand for oxygen in Maharashtra has touched 700 metric tonnes in opposition to the state’s manufacturing capability of over 1200 metric tonnes.

In highest single-day jump, Mumbai reports over 9,000 fresh Covid-19 cases

> Pune district, which has the very best variety of energetic Covid-19 circumstances within the nation, went underneath a mini lockdown ranging from Saturday. Restaurants within the district will stay closed for seven days and can solely present residence supply companies. Pune district on Saturday recorded the single-day spike of 10,873 circumstances, whereas Pune metropolis additionally noticed its highest of 5,778 circumstances.

> Mumbai airport has introduced a effective of 1,000 on passengers discovered flouting the Covid-19 security protocols. This comes according to the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) advisory asking all airports to penalise folks violating Covid-19 guidelines.

> Thane metropolis on Saturday 1,482 recent infections and a couple of,853 new circumstances had been reported from Nagpur metropolis within the final 24 hours.

> With Saturday’s improve, the energetic Covid-19 circumstances within the state reached 4,01,172.

> The state can also be reporting the very best variety of recoveries within the nation. But the hole between day by day infections and day by day recoveries stays large. Against Saturday’s 49,447 new infections, there have been 37,821 recoveries.

In his on-line interplay, as reported by PTI, the chief minister mentioned places of work had been requested to observe a staggered timing after reopening in order that there was strain on native trains and buses. But it didn’t occur, he mentioned. “So it is not that we did not try. Last year we sent teams to houses. It was possible as there was a lockdown. Even contact tracing of affected persons has become difficult now,” he mentioned.

(With company inputs)


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