Coronavirus-induced lockdown extended for 15 more days in Maharashtra

The situation in some districts came under control while in some places the number of patients increased so accordingly, the lockdown will be relaxed

Chief Minister of Maharashtra and president of Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the Coronavirus-induced lockdown in the state stands extended by 15 more days up to June 15.

“The lockdown has been extended for another 15 days in view of the Corona situation in the state. Therefore, the lockdown in the state will now be till June 15,” he said.

He further added, “In May, the situation in some districts came under control while in some places the number of patients increased. Accordingly, the lockdown will be relaxed!”

The chief minister said that around 12 crore citizens have so far been vaccinated against the pestilence of COVID-19.

“So far, vaccination of around 12 crore citizens has been completed. The responsibility of vaccination of citizens between the ages of 18 to 44 years lies with the state government,” he said.

Meanwhile, patient recovery rate in the state is 91 percent, according to him.

He also disclosed that Oxygen production capacity of the state is 1200 metric tons in comparison to the demand of 1700 metric tons per day.

Uddhav Thackeray said that if everyone decides to keep his house Corona free, the whole of Maharashtra can be Corona free. “This has happened in many places. Popatrao Pawar, Rituraj Deshmukh and Komaltai have done it!” he tweeted.

He also warned about the risk of epidemics in rainy season. “Everyone should take care of their health, need to prevent epidemics!” one of his tweets read.

Meanwhile, in Maharashtra’s Sangli district, a dedicated COVID-19 ward for children is being created in anticipation of a third wave of the Coronavirus, which might reach Maharashtra and other states in August-September.

Notably, some researchers have cautioned that the next wave of COVID-19 may have a greater impact on children, while others have dismissed this hypothesis. Experts agree, however, that the country’s pediatric Covid services need to be improved.

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