India – Maharashtra heading towards a complete lockdown
Maharashtra Congress minister Aslam Sheikh on Tuesday told reporters, “Looking at the shortage of supply of medical oxygen, Maharashtra is heading towards a complete lockdown. Guidelines regarding it will be announced soon.”
Moreover, state health minister Rajesh Tope said that several ministers in the state have urged chief minister Uddhav Thackeray for a complete lockdown to urn the spread of the virus. The decision will be announced on Wednesday at 8 pm.
On Tuesday, India registered 1,761 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours, the biggest one-day spike, and over 2.59 lakh new cases. This was sixth day that the country logged over 2 lakh cases.
Earlier this month, Mr Thackeray had announced a weekend lockdown to bring the surge under control, but the coronavirus situation seems to be worsening in the state. Last week, Maharashtra consistently reported over 60,000 daily coronavirus cases.