Strict Lockdown Across Maharashtra From Sep 30? This Is What We Know So Far..
Almost a year and a half ago coronavirus forced and strict lockdown throughout the nation. Then the nation saw the second wave of the pandemic which caused widespread suffering and now fears of the first wave are making waves all over the country. The second wave was a huge lesson for all of us. Even governments are taking care to avoid it. But it seems like the only option the governments all over the world will have is to put restrictions on public movement.
Maharashtra may undergo lockdown soon
Amid the threat of a possible third wave, to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government is reportedly planning to reimpose restrictions across the state. As the festival season is about to begin, this might be the right time to take precautions in order to avoid a resurgence of the virus. As per the sources, the state government might think of imposing a night curfew or revising the cap on the maximum number of people gathering for religious or cultural events in the wake of upcoming festivals
Restrictions might come back by September-end
While interacting with a leading portal, Aslam Shaikh, Mumbai’s guardian minister said that restrictions could return by the end of this month if cases rose. “According to the task force, cases may increase by September-end and it may necessitate the resumption of restrictions. If people follow Covid-19 appropriate behavior rigorously, there would not be a rise in the number of cases,” the minister said.
Third wave might be larger than the second wave
The Maharashtra government has cautioned that the state could witness around 60 lakh cases in the upcoming days. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that while around 20 lakh were affected in the first wave followed by 40 lakh in the second, the dreaded next wave may lead to over 60 lakh cases.
So, if people don’t take proper cautions and follow the third wave might be unavoidable. So will follow the economic downturn.