Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will hold a meeting with the Commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and officials on Tuesday to review the state’s coronavirus situation, according to a release.
This comes a day after Maharashtra reported a little over 5,000 daily cases of Covid-19 on Monday after a sudden increase of more than 6,000 cases over the last three days.
With 5,210 new infections, Maharashtra’s coronavirus tally increased to 21,06,094, according to an official statement.
6,112 new infections were registered on 19 February by the ministry, which has witnessed an upsurge in coronavirus cases since 10 February.
On 20 February and 21 February, respectively, it announced 6,281 and 6,971 new cases.
Of late, Maharashtra has seen a rise in infections of Covid-19.
60% of Maharashtra ministers have tested Covid-19 Positive
Around 60 per cent of ministers in the Uddhav Thackeray-led government have hired Covid-19 so far, with senior NCP leader and Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal testing positive for the killer virus on Monday.
Apart from Bhujbal, Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, Food and Drug Administration Minister Dr Rajendra Shingne and Health Minister Rajesh Tope tested positive for Covid-19. Omprakash alias Bachchu Kadu, the State Minister for School Education, tested positive for a second time.
In the midst of a surge in cases, CM Thackeray had held a meeting earlier on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus situation in the state. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and State Health Minister Rajesh Tope were present at the meeting.
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Thackeray had called the coronavirus situation ‘severe’ in Maharashtra and cautioned that if regular cases of Covid continue to increase in the next two weeks, lockdown will have to be reimposed.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister said in a virtual address that it will take “8 to 15 days” to decide if the latest upsurge in daily figures is a new wave of infections. He also warned individuals to follow the protocols of Covid-19 to escape lockdown.
“Do we need a lockdown? If you behave responsibly, we will know in the next eight days. Those who don’t want a lockdown will wear a mask. Those who want a lockdown, will not wear one. So wear a mask and say ‘No’ to the lockdown,” said the CM.
“Whether this is a second wave or not, we will understand this in the coming 8 to 15 days,” Thackeray said.