Maharashtra extends COVID-19 lockdown across entire state

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra has decided to increase the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-necessitated lockdown within the state to May 31, because the third phase of the nationwide lockdown with “considerable relaxations” is ending today.

The choice was taken keeping in mind that the quantity of positive cases of COVID-19 within the state is steadily rising and also the virus is spreading like wildfire amid the pandemic outbreak. Reports said that although the lockdown has extended for the complete state, a notification will soon be issued carrying information regarding necessary relaxations of the curbs.

Notably, Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread in India where the quantity of cases has witnessed a good large spike recently. in step with the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the best number of cases with 30,706 positive cases of infection and 1,135 deaths.

Maharashtra extends COVID-19 lockdown across entire state till May 31
Maharashtra extends COVID-19 lockdown across entire state till May 31

Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, has become the hotbed of the coronavirus spread within the state where the quantity of cases has crossed the 18,500-mark and also the price is nearing the 700-mark likewise. At 9 AM on at the moment, the COVID-19 tally in Mumbai showed 18,555 cases and 696 deaths.

One of the $64000 challenges in Mumbai is controlling the disease contamination in Asia’s biggest slum — Dharavi, which is an especially densely-populated region. Meanwhile, the entire number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in India crossed the 90,000-mark on Sunday, while the price has topped the two,800-mark likewise.

At 9:30 AM on at the moment, the COVID-19 tally within the country has reached 90,927 cases, which has 53,946 active cases; 34,109 cured, discharged, or migrated patients, and 2,872 deaths. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 4,987 new COVID-19 cases and 120 deaths were reported within the country within the last 24 hours, marking a big spike. In fact, this is often the best spike in India’s COVID-19 tally up to now.

The last highest jump was of a spike of about 4,213 cases on May 11. As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak continues to spread like wildfire in India, the central and state governments are respectively amping up all of their efforts to test potential contamination.

The third phase of the nationwide lockdown with “considerable relaxations” is ending today i.e May 17, while the fourth phase of the lockdown is meant to continue from tomorrow (May 18) till May 31. However, it’ll be completely different in effect from the previous couple of lockdowns, including separate sets of restrictions and relaxations for separate states.

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