20th April, 2021
Sanctions implemented to prevent coronavirus infection in Maharashtra are proving insufficient. In such a situation, the possibility of complete lockdown in Maharashtra has increased. At the same time, the Maharashtra cabinet has recommended strict lockdown in the state. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that it was decided at the cabinet meeting that lockdown would have to be imposed. In such a situation, the lockdown will be imposed in a strict manner from 8 o'clock tomorrow (Wednesday), but the CM can announce it soon.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Tuesday that we have requested CM Uddhav Thackeray to announce the complete lockdown in the state from 8 pm on Wednesday. All the ministers of the state have appealed to the CM to take a decision on the lockdown soon.
Maharashtra towards complete lockdown
On the other hand, Aslam Sheikh, Minister in the Government of Maharashtra, said that Maharashtra is moving towards complete lockdown in view of lack of medical and oxygen supply. Guidelines will be announced soon.
State government troubled by lack of oxygen
Rajesh Tope said that the consumption of oxygen in Maharashtra is also very high. Presently, 1500 metric tonnes of oxygen is being used. But in the coming time, this number will reach 2000 MT. We are seeking 300 metric tons of oxygen from neighboring states, but there are many problems. It has been decided to install an oxygen generator in the cabinet meeting. For this, we have asked every collector to build one or two plants in his district.
Infection uncontrolled despite curfew in Maharashtra
There have been 58,924 new cases reported in the state during the last 24 hours. During this time, 351 people have also died. Meanwhile, guidelines have been issued by the government. Accordingly, grocery, fruit and vegetable shops, dairy, bakery, confectionery, other food items (including chicken, mutton, poultry, fish, and eggs), and agricultural produce market were opened from 7 am to 11 am. Will be able to. At the same time, home delivery permissions through restaurants and e-commerce will remain till 8 pm. These rules can also be changed by looking at the situation of the District Magistrate concerned.