Mumbai: – There was a record increase in the Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours. More than 43,000 new cases and 249 deaths were reported from the state of Maharashtra in a day. Out of these, 8,646 cases were reported from Mumbai alone. The state government has indicated that stricter measures may be retaken given the increasing incidence. The Maharashtra Health Minister said that if the situation is getting out of hand, lockdown will have to be imposed again. The Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai has indicated that restrictions on Malls and local services and the decision to open shops on alternate days may have to be taken.
There is a rapid increase in Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra. In the last two days, 83,000 new cases have been reported. On Thursday, 43,183 new cases were reported. Mumbai municipal region, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayandar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Panvel, Raigadh and Palghar have collectively reported 14,786 new cases. A total of 34 deaths have been reported from this region.
The maximum number of deaths have been reported from Nagpur circle in a single day. Nagpur circle reported 64 deaths and 5,575 new Coronavirus cases. Out of these 2,587 new cases and 50 deaths have been reported from Nagpur municipal region. After the Thane circle, the Pune circle reported the highest number of new cases. 9,309 new cases were reported from Pune circle, along with 23 deaths. Latur, Aurangabad and Akola circles reported 2682, 1,211 and 1,674 new cases and 30, 42 and 5 deaths, respectively.
Meanwhile, there is the possibility of an increase in restrictions in the state of Maharashtra. The Coronavirus pandemic in Maharashtra is not being contained and the Union health department has convened an urgent meeting on Friday. The Health Minister said that the lockdown decision has not been taken, but there will not be any other option left if the situation festers. The Mayor of Mumbai clarified that harsh measures like restrictions on travel on the local services, closure of malls and theatres, the opening of shops on alternate days are under consideration.