11th April, 2021
CM Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with the task force on Sunday through video conferencing regarding the growing cases of corona in Maharashtra. During this time the availability of oxygen and beds, use of remediesivir, treatment protocols, increase in capacity of facilities, restrictions, and penalties for violating the COVR protocol were discussed. The meeting was discussed by the state Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Dr. TP Lahane, Uddhav Thackeray with the head of the workforce, Dr. Sanjay, and others. This information was given by the Chief Minister's Office.
9989 new cases of corona and 58 deaths in Mumbai
On Sunday, 9989 new cases of corona were reported in Mumbai and 58 deaths have taken place.
7201 new cases of corona and 63 deaths in Nagpur
In the last 24 hours in Nagpur, 7201 new cases of corona were reported and there have been 63 deaths. There are 3,240 recoveries.
The total cases here are 2,78,556. A total of 2,17,313 were recovered. The active cases are 55,474. 5,769 have been killed from Corona.
No option other than lockdown
On Saturday, Uddhav Thackeray said that in view of the deteriorating condition of Corona in the state, there is no other option except lockdown. At the same time, the Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis opposed the lock-down, saying that this can increase people's problems and people can take to the road in protest. On Sunday, the government may decide for a lockdown of at least 15 days. The Chief Minister convened an all-party meeting on Saturday evening to discuss the deteriorating situation of Corona in the state.
The state may take a lockdown of 15 days
In addition to all the prominent leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis and State BJP President Chandrakant Patil also attended this meeting through video conferencing. The Chief Minister said that the time has come to take tough decisions to break the chain of corona infection. Now there is no other option except lockdown. A lockdown of at least 15 days can be decided in the state. He said that other countries have also adopted the option of lockdown to break the corona chain. The Chief Minister's Office issued a statement saying that the Chief Minister assured the meeting that the government will remove the problems of poor, laborers and daily wage earners. Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan also suggested that the needy should be taken care of while imposing strict restrictions. Also, the decision taken by the government should be conveyed to the public properly.
Meeting to decide the economic package
At the same time, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that he will hold a meeting on Monday to decide the economic package for the class affected by the lockdown. Fadnavis said that the interests of the public and traders should be taken care of. The last year has been completely spoiled. People are unable to pay even electricity bills. He suggested that to get control of the corona, an attempt should be made to report the RTPCR test soon. This would prevent the expansion of the corona. It is believed that the opposition will agree to support the decision of lockdown with some conditions to improve the state. Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipality Council (BMC) has allowed home delivery of liquor from 7 am to 8 pm in the metropolis. Home delivery workers must follow all Corona Prevention rules.