#Coronavirus: Will PM Modi Impose Another Lockdown? Maharashtra Can Be Locked Down In Next 8-10 Days?
As the number of Covid-19 cases are witnessing a sudden spike in some states, speculations are rife that PM Modi led BJP Govt can impose another lockdown.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy CM has said that they will take a decision on the lockdown in the next 8-10 days.
What exactly is happening here?
PM Modi Will Decide On Lockdown Today
Today, that is on November 24th, 2020, PM Modi will hold a day-long meeting with all the Chief Ministers, to take a stock of the coronavirus cases across the nation.
As per various mainstream news media, speculations are rife that PM Modi can announce a new series of lockdowns for those states, where cases are constantly going up.
Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala are the 4 states which are witnessing new cases of coronavirus, and some urgent steps are required to stop it’s expansion.
While Delhi reported more than 6700 cases, Maharashtra reported 5700 new cases, and Kerala had 5200+ new cases of Covid-19.
In case PM Modi does impose a lockdown, it is expected that it will only be announced for those state/districts where the new cases are on the rise.
And the final decision will be on the respective State Govts.
Several State Govts such as Gujarat and others have imposed Section 144 across several districts, along with night curfew to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Maharashtra: Lockdown Decision In Next 8-10 Days
Meanwhile Ajit Pawar, Deputy CM of Maharashtra has said that their Govt will take a fresh decision on the lockdown across the state, in the next 8-10 days.
Indicating that the surge in new cases is related to overcrowding during Diwali, he said, “I do not wish to create panic…by making a statement about lockdown unless and until we understand the situation properly. There were huge crowds during Diwali.”
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has appealed to all citizens to maintain social distancing, and use masks to avoid infection.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.