‘Don’t drive us to imposed COVID-19 lockdown’: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray warns amid surge in instances



Mumbai: Within the view of quickly rising COVID-19 instances within the state, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray directed the accommodations and eating places to stick to COVID-19 protocols and never drive the involved authorities to implement determined measures like full lockdown within the state.

Don’t drive us to impose a strict lockdown. Take into account this because the final warning. Observe all the principles. Everybody has to grasp there’s a distinction between self-discipline and restrictions,” mentioned CM Thackeray whereas addressing representatives of resort and restaurant associations at a digital meet.

The Shiv Sena chief additionally acknowledged that crowds had elevated in most public locations since actions resumed in a phased method from October itself, and COVID-19 protocols weren’t being adopted, which resulted in a surge within the variety of instances within the state.

Final week, a Central crew visited Mumbai and one of many members advised me nobody was carrying masks or following social distancing at a resort they visited. Initially, accommodations, eating places have been adhering strictly to COVID-19 norms, however now everybody has develop into lackadaisical,” the Maharashtra chief minister mentioned.

The CM additionally added that the authorities should not in favour of imposing lockdown within the state to sort out the present scenario.

In the meantime, on Saturday Maharashtra recorded greater than 15,000 new instances within the final 24 hours, which is likely one of the highest within the nation ever. The full caseload within the state now stands at 22,97,793, whereas the demise toll has reached 52,811.

Earlier, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Well being) of NITI Aayog had mentioned that the middle could be very nervous in regards to the scenario in Maharashtra. “We’re very nervous about Maharashtra. This can be a severe matter. This has two lessons- do not take the virus with no consideration and if we have now to stay COVID free, then, we have to comply with COVID acceptable behaviour, containment technique and vaccination,” mentioned Dr VK Paul.