Maharashtra To Impose Night Curfew, Here Are The New Covid-19 Guidelines
Maharashtra will force a night curfew in the entire state from Sunday between the dangerous rise in coronavirus cases. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday directed officials to force a curfew from the night of March 28. He also asked officials to implement the restrictions strictly and Covid-19 norms over the state.
The CM of Maharashtra also advised more stringent restrictions if the peoples did not follow the safety guidelines of COVID-19. The chief minister reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra in the meeting with divisional commissioners, district collectors, superintendents of police, and deans of medical colleges.
On a Thursday Maharashtra recorded 35,952 coronavirus infection cases which are the highest one-day cases rise since the pandemic began. The state also added more than 1 lakh cases in only four days.
‘NO INTENTION OF IMPOSING LOCKDOWN’
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey said on the possibility of forcing lockdown in Maharashtra, “I have no such intention to force lockdown, but based on the rising number of patients, there is a chance that the health facilities that we have set up on a large scale across the state will also be reduced.” He also directs each and every district to focus on the beds, health facilities, medicines, and on the need to increase them.
Danger not avoided but increased: Uddhav Thackrey
In a country like Britain after the second wave of COVID-19, there are now reopening things slowly almost after the lockdown of two and half months. The same situation is happening now. People must need to realize that the threat of Covid has not gone away, on the opposite, it has increased.
The number of patients of Covid is not increasing rapidly, It is not possible to predict or say how much more it will increase in the coming period. In such cases, there is a need to follow strict measures.
The CM also clearly instructed the district collector to apply lockdown if there is a need in the district where the number of cases of Covid increasing rapidly, he also added to do not apply lockdown suddenly.
Night curfew a sign of strict restrictions: Uddhav emphasizes
The Maharashtra CM appealed to the people to realize their responsibility, that if they do not follow the protocols then unwillingly will have to force stricter restrictions shortly.
The Maharashtra state government has also issued guidelines to the private companies regarding changes in attendance of their employees as well as office hours. They should be strictly monitored to see if they are complying and stringent action should be taken on them if the SOPs inflicted on them in crowded places like malls, bars, hotels, cinemas are not implemented.
Malls to remain close from 8 pm to 7 am
All Malls will remain closed from 8 pm to 7 am. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra also directed that care should be taken to assure that there would be no crowds and restrictions on socio-political and cultural programs should be followed.
In terms of immunization programs, the Maharashtra state is number one in the country. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey said that the program should be implemented more efficiently.
Need more vaccines from Center: Amit Deshmukh
The state Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh said that it should be decided whether the villages are ready for vaccination and while rushing up the vaccination process, the state should be asking the Center to make the vaccine available in large numbers.
The Minister also expressed the need for the delivery of oxygen in a time to the producers to ensure a smooth supply of oxygen for everyone who needed it.
The Minister said that the vaccination of all teachers and professors should be completed before the start of schools and colleges, also those working in the transport system should be vaccinated. As in the rural areas of the state number of patients increases.