• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

CM Uddhav Thackeray favours lockdown in some cities if cases keep rising: Rajesh Tope

|

Pune, Mar 23: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said people must follow COVID-19 safety protocols if the state is to avoid another lockdown.

CM Uddhav Thackeray favours lockdown in some cities if cases keep rising: Rajesh Tope

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was of the view that lockdown may become necessary in some cities if the new cases continue to climb, Tope told reporters here.

At the same time, he also defended the state''s response to rising cases and pointed out that in terms of cases per million population, many states have fared worse.

He met the Chief Minister two days ago, Tope said.

Germany announces 5-day strict shutdown amid covid spikeGermany announces 5-day strict shutdown amid covid spike

"He told me that if the number of daily cases in the state remains in the range of 25,000 to 30,000 for the next some days, then we will have to take some stringent steps. He is of the opinion that if the numbers continue to increase, we will have to impose lockdown in some cities," the minister said.

"I appeal people to respond to CM''s warning (about possibility of lockdown) positively and follow the COVID-19 protocols such as mask wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing to avoild lockdown," Tope said.

    Anil Deshmukh: Some officers used to come home, to brief me on Budget | Oneindia News

    He also said that the Centre has told the states that the gap between two shots of Covishield vaccine will be 45 to -60 days, instead of 28-45 days.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Enable
    x
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X