Complete Lockdown In Maharashtra Is A Possibility? Critical Decision In Next 48 Hours (Full Details)
A decision of a complete lockdown is being contemplated by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and decision on the same shall be taken in next two days.
Along with that, operation timings of grocery shops from 7 am to 11 am have been restricted by the Maharashtra government.
Critical Decisions To Break The Chain
Some people, under the name of buying groceries roam around throughout the day and hence a decision regarding limiting the grocery shop timings was taken in a meeting chaired by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar. Grocery shops are to remain open only for four hours as per the decision.
In order to break the chain, the minister said that more such restrictions are being contemplated if in case the spread is not curbed. Tope said that looking at the current Covid-19 situation, considering crowding. Police have been instructed to stop any unnecessary human movement as well as unnecessary crowding.
Possibility Of A Complete Lockdown
From Monday night, the government is studying the six-day complete lockdown imposed by the Delhi government, said Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar.
Adding that the purpose of reducing Covid-19 cases has not been served, he said that there is not a complete lockdown yet as many traders had opposed the lockdown. However, 100 per cent lockdown is being demanded by the traders or those providing essentials services and small shop owners. CM is expected to take a decision on complete lockdown in two days after consulting Cabinet colleagues.
However, for managing micro-containment zones revised standard operating procedure has been issued by the state government on Monday. Previously, office-bearers of a housing society were held responsible for failing the curfew norms but now the local authority will also be held responsible if curfew norms are not followed by residents.