Mumbai: As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Maharashtra despite lockdown, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he doesn’t want to impose the lockdown but he is helpless.
“I do not want to impose lockdown in the state but ‘Majboori’ is also something,” the Chief Minister said during a press conference in Mumbai.
Thackeray also urged the people of the state to wear masks to avoid the lockout. However, the Chief Minister assured me that he was constantly monitoring the situation.
Maharashtra has been witnessing ups and downs in COVID-19 cases for the last few days. The state’s health department said yesterday that there were 8,293 new coronavirus cases, 3,753 recoveries and 62 deaths in the last 24 hours.
So far, a total of 52,154 people have died due to COVID-19 in the state. So far, 20,24,704 people have been cured of the disease.
According to the state health department, the recovery rate in Maharashtra is 93.95 per cent and the death rate is 2.42 per cent.