The government of Maharashtra is considering the Covid-induced lockdown in the state due to huge crowd participation at the recently concluded festivals.
Speaking to the media in Pune on Sunday, Maharashtra Deputy MP Ajit Pawar said: “There were huge crowds during the Diwali period. Even during Ganesha Chaturthi’s time, we saw crowds. for the next 8-10 days, then a decision will be made regarding the lockdown. “
Speaking further on the matter, the CM MP said: “Now there are predictions that the second wave could come. The government has made a lot of regulations to open the schools, which includes different ways on how they should. be sanitized. “
Schools for grades 9 to 12 in the state will reopen tomorrow (November 23) depending on the Covid-19 situation in local areas. However, BMC has ordered all schools in Mumbai to remain closed until December 31, 2020.
The statement by Chief Deputy Minister Ajit Pawar came at a time when there is speculation about the suspension of rail and air operations to and from Delhi due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the national capital.
Maharashtra reported 5,760 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the number to 17.74,455. While the capital, Mumbai, reported 1,092 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of people infected to 274 572.
Meanwhile, 45,209 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded across the country on Sunday, November 22. With this, the count rose to 90 95 807.
According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, there are currently 4,40,962 active cases nationwide, while 85 21,617 patients have been released.