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Requested CM To Announce Complete Lockdown In Maha From Tomorrow: Minister

Mumbai: Maharashtra, the most affected state in India as far as the coronavirus pandemic is concerned, is now moving towards a complete lockdown.

Two state ministers on Tuesday indicated a complete lockout in the state from Wednesday. However, a final decision on the matter is yet to be taken by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Also Read: Which Shops Can Open Only From 7 am To 11 am In Maharashtra Till May 1?

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope told the media this evening that he has recommended full lockout to the CM in view of the cases of COVID-19 and shortage in medical oxygen supply.

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“We have requested the CM to announce a complete lockdown in the state from tomorrow at 8 pm. This was the request of all ministers to CM, now it is his decision,” Tope said.

“Looking at the shortage of supply of medical oxygen, Maharashtra is heading towards a complete lockdown,” Minister Aslam Sheikh said, adding that guidelines regarding it will be announced soon.

The remarks came after the state government ordered to curb the opening of grocery and food shops on the first day.

The order states that all grocery and food shops will be open between 7 am and 11 am on 1 May. This order will come into force at 8 pm tonight and will be effective till 7 am on May 1.

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