Maharashtra lockdown prolonged until Aug 31


Mumbai, July 29

Maharashtra Government on Wednesday prolonged the lockdown within the state until August 31 in view of rising coronavirus instances.

A notification issued by Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar mentioned the choice has been taken as an “emergency step to prevent and contain” the unfold of COVID-19.

As a part of the Mission Begin Again initiative, malls and market complexes with out theatres, meals courts and eating places will probably be operational between 9 am and seven pmfrom August 5, the notification mentioned.

Maharashtra Government had final month prolonged the lockdown until July 31 amid a gentle progress within the COVID-19 instances within the state.

With 9,211 new sufferers being detected, the variety of coronavirus instances in Maharashtra on Wednesday crossed the 4 lakh-mark.

While the case rely within the state reached 4,00,651, loss of life toll because of the pandemic went as much as 14,463 with 298 sufferers dying, 60 of them in Mumbai, through the day, mentioned well being minister Rajesh Tope.

7,478 sufferers have been discharged from hospitals, taking the variety of recovered instances within the state to 2,39,755.

Maharashtra has now 1,46,129 energetic instances.

A complete of 20,16,234 individuals have been examined thus far within the state, the well being division mentioned in an announcement.

The Mumbai metropolis and suburban areas reported 1,109 and three,324 recent instances of COVID-19, respectively. The case rely within the state’s capital, thus, is 1,11,991 and loss of life toll 6,247.

PTI



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