The situation remains worrying in view of the fast-growing corona infection in Maharashtra. In view of this, Deputy Chief Minister of the state Ajit Pawar gave a big statement. The Deputy Chief Minister has said that if people do not follow the Corona Guidelines, then the government will be forced to put a lockdown. During a press conference in Pune, Ajit Pawar said, "We are monitoring the cases on Corona till April 2, if such cases continue to escalate, we will have no other option but to lockdown." 

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar says that the government wants to avoid lockdown, in fact doing so creates a crisis of livelihood for the people. But if the situation does not improve, then we will be forced to do so only then the chain of corona infection can be broken.

New restrictions announced

In view of the cases of corona infection in the state, the Deputy CM has also announced a new guideline. 

  • There will be a ban on the arrival of more than 50 people in the marriage ceremony. 
  • Only 20 people have been allowed to attend the final ceremony.
  • Prohibited from visiting crowded places.
  •  Malls, markets and cinema halls should be opened with 50 percent capacity. 
  •  Antigen test required for entry into the mall.
  •  There will be a complete ban on playing public Holi.
  •  Public parks and parks will be open only in the morning.
  •  All schools and colleges will remain closed till 30 April.
  •  The 10th and 12th exams will be held on time.
  •  MPSC exam will be on time.
  •  Night curfew will remain in force in Pune as before.

Guidelines issued for Holi in Nagpur

Radhakrishnan, city commissioner of Nagupar has also released a new guideline in view of the festival of Holi amidst Corona infection. According to this, markets, hotels, and restaurants in Nagupar will remain closed on Holi (29 March). Shops of vegetables, mutton, chicken, and essential items will remain open till 1 pm. People and celebrations are banned from 28–29 March.  

35952 new cases in last 24 hours 

 In Maharashtra, 35952 new cases of corona infection have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. 20444 people have been sent home from the hospital after being found healthy while 111 deaths have been recorded. So far, a total of 26,00,833 cases of corona infection have been reported in the state. In Mumbai, 5504 new cases have come out in the last 24 hours. 2281 patients have been sent home from the hospital and 14 have died. The number of active patients in the state is stated to be 33961. Apart from Mumbai, cases of corona infection are also increasing in many other districts of the state including Pune, Nagpur. On Wednesday, 31855 new patients were confirmed in the state.