Covid scare: Complete lockdown ruled out in Maharashtra, govt mulls augmented restrictions

With the number of Covid cases rising rapidly in Maharashtra, the state government is considering augmented restrictions, instead of a complete lockdown, said Health Minister Rajesh Tope. The decision was taken at a Covid review meeting chaired by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar,

“In light of the growing number of Covid cases, the Covid Task Force suggested augmented restrictions instead of a complete lockdown.

This would mean more restrictions on non-essential activities that could attract crowds. A complete lockdown is not needed at this stage. But crowds need to be curbed,” Tope said.

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