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Decision on Lockdown in Maharashtra After April 14, Says Health Minister Rajesh Tope after Covid Meet

A police officer patrols on a Segway alongside the promenade outdoors the Gateway of India throughout curfew in Mumbai. REUTERS

Tope mentioned length of the lockdown and learn how to deal with its financial fallout was mentioned throughout Sunday’s assembly of the COVID-19 activity power, chaired by CM Uddhav Thackeray.

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  • Last Updated:April 11, 2021, 22:46 IST

An acceptable resolution relating to imposing a lockdown in Maharashtra will likely be taken after April 14, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned on Sunday. He was chatting with reporters after a digital assembly of the COVID-19 activity power chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to debate measures, together with imposition of a lockdown within the state, to interrupt the virus chain.

“Duration of the lockdown and how to handle its economic fallout was discussed during today’s meeting. The task force is of the view that the prevailing coronavirus situation in the state is such that a lockdown is required,” the minister mentioned. A tweet from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) mentioned, “In a meeting with the State Task Force, the chief minister discussed the availability of oxygen & beds, use of Remdesivir, treatment protocols, increase in capacity of facilities, imposition of restrictions & fines for violating COVID protocols.” Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh, state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and others took half within the assembly.

Thackeray is scheduled to carry consultations with the finance and different state departments on Monday and dialogue may even happen within the cupboard assembly later this week. Tope additionally mentioned that establishing of an oxygen era plant within the state was additionally mentioned through the activity power assembly.

Thackeray had on Saturday indicated the imposition of a strict lockdown within the state given the alarming rise in COVID-19 circumstances. He had held an all-party assembly held just about to debate the COVID-19 scenario within the state. Last Sunday, the state authorities had introduced a slew of restrictions, together with a weekend lockdown, evening curfew and prohibitory orders for the day time. These restrictions will proceed until April 30.

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