As Mumbai Sees Massive Spike of Over 8,600 Covid Cases, Lockdown Announcement Likely Today

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Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has hinted towards a lockdown successful the metropolis soon. She told CNN-News18 that an announcement to the effect whitethorn beryllium made connected Friday.

The metropolis has reported a monolithic spike of 8,646 caller Covid-19 cases wrong 24 hours, and 18 deaths. The numbers person pushed the full fig of cases to 4,23,360 and the decease toll to 11,704.

Sources successful the Maharashtra authorities had connected Wednesday told CNN-News18 that the authorities volition not spot a implicit lockdown, but district-wise stringent restrictions and containment zones, the SOPs for which were apt to beryllium made nationalist by April 2.

State Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked officials to hole caller SOPs connected further restrictions to beryllium implemented amid a emergence successful Covid-19 cases, and deaths. While Thackeray had directed the administrative machinery to hole for a implicit lockdown, determination has been a terrible pushback from some the MVA allies – NCP and Congress. According to them, a implicit lockdown would effect successful economical harm.

Meanwhile, associations related to cinema, retail, and buying industries connected Thursday urged Thackeray to not enforce a lockdown successful Maharashtra wherever Covid-19 cases proceed to rise.

Multiplex Association of India (MAI), Retail Association of India (RAI), and Shopping Centres Association of India said they were pursuing each the information protocols of the authorities but a lockdown volition deed the business, which was successful the betterment process.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope precocious said radical should beryllium acceptable for stringent measures successful the coming days to curb the dispersed of COVID-19 and that imposing a lockdown is the past enactment for the authorities government.

Kamal Gianchandani, CEO PVR Pictures and president of MAI, said the cinema manufacture is mentally reconciled with the information that they volition person to “co-exist with the microorganism for immoderate time”. “There’s a sensor deja vu for definite due to the fact that we each person achy memories of the lockdown,” helium said.

The authorities connected Thursday reported 43,183 caller COVID-19 cases, its highest one-day emergence since the pandemic began, which pushed the caseload to 28,56,163, a wellness authoritative said. The authorities reported 249 deaths during the day, different grounds since October past year, taking the fatality number to 54,898.

As galore arsenic 32,641 patients were discharged, the highest truthful far, taking the betterment number to 24,33,368. The fig of progressive patients is 3,66,533 now.

Before this, the highest one-day spike was reported connected March 28 (40,414). Out of the 249 deaths, 140 occurred successful the past 48 hours and 109 successful the past week, helium said.

There are 19,09,498 radical successful location quarantine and 18,432 others successful organization quarantine. State superior Mumbai reported 8,646 caller COVID-19 cases, which accrued its caseload to 4,23,419. It besides reported 18 deaths, which pushed its toll to 11,708.

Its neighbouring Thane metropolis reported 1,465 caller cases, portion Navi Mumbai recorded 1,060 caller cases, the authoritative said. Pune metropolis and neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad reported 4,200 and 2,058 caller cases respectively.

Rest of the Pune territory reported 1,767 cases. With this, determination are 2,81,418 COVID-19 cases successful Pune Municipal Corporation areas, 1,37,732 successful Pimpri Chinchwad and 1,25,137 successful the remainder of the district, helium said.

Nashik metropolis recorded 1,781 cases taking its caseload to 1,18,790. Ahmednagar territory reported 891 caller cases, isolated from city’s 388 COVID-19 cases.

In Marathwada region, Aurangabad metropolis reported 943 caller cases, portion 662 caller cases were recovered successful Nanded city. Nagpur metropolis reported 50 deaths during the day, the highest successful the state. It took the decease toll to 3,013. Its lawsuit number roseate by 2,587 to 1,94,894.

As galore arsenic 1,83,198 coronavirus tests were carried retired connected Thursday, which pushed the wide trial number to 1,99,75,341. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 figures are arsenic follows: Positive cases: 28,56,163, caller cases: 43,183, decease toll: 54,898, discharged: 24,33,368, progressive cases: 3,66,533, radical tested truthful far: 1,99,75,341.

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