Can’t predict how many more Covid waves will hit, says Uddhav Thackeray

The views were conveyed by the chief minister during his address, which was aired live on social media Sunday evening

NEW DELHI — Uddhav Thackeray, the chief minister of Maharashtra and president of Shiv Sena, on Sunday said that it was perceived that the Covid crises were over but no one could predict how many more waves were coming.

The chief minister expressed the views during his address, broadcasted online through social media, last evening.

Vaccinated passengers allowed to travel by train

During the address, Mr Uddhav Thackeray said that passengers, who have taken both doses of the anti-Covid vaccine before two week, will be allowed to travel by suburban train.

The date he provided for permitting such a travel is August 15, 2021.

Places of worship to open soon

The Maharashtra chief minister also said that all the temples and places of worship in the state will be opened soon.

It will take the state authorities next eight to 10 days to make the places of worship open for people, who wish to visit these.

‘Largest aid of Rs 11,500 crore announced for flood-hit’

In July, Vikhroli, Chembur were hit by landslides, while Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli-Kolhapur were hit by flash floods, the chief minister said while saying that the state government evacuated 4,37,731 people, and accommodated 47,214 people in 349 shelters.

After reviewing the flood situation, the largest aid of Rs 11,500 crore was announced, according to the CM. He, however, said that the citizens demand a permanent solution to such a situation.

He announced the setting up of a committee and implementing those suggestions in this connection.

Vaccination is gaining momentum

Talking about COVID-19, Mr Uddhav Thackeray said the second wave prompted an increase in Isolation beds, Oxygen beds, ventilators and laboratories.

As per him, vaccination is gaining momentum while a Genome Sequencing Lab was launched in Mumbai to study mutations of Coronavirus.

Giving more details, he said 11.8 million people have been given both doses of the Covid vaccine.

“Railway passes will be issued through a special app,” he stated.

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