Maharashtra extends Covid restrictions till June 1 amid surge in cases

Amid the surge in Covid circumstances within the state, the Maharashtra Authorities has prolonged the present Covid-19 restrictions within the state until 7am on 1st June, to battle Covid-19. The state has additionally made a unfavourable RT-PCR report obligatory for these coming into the state. The take a look at report should be issued inside 48 hours earlier than the time of entry into the state.

All restrictions enforced as per earlier orders for folks arriving from locations of “delicate origin” will probably be relevant to anybody arriving from any a part of the nation into the state, the order mentioned.

At Wednesday’s Cupboard assembly, the state well being division and ministers had proposed to increase the lockdown in Maharashtra for 15 days, Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned on Wednesday.

The lockdown-like curbs have been have been prolonged until 15 Might amid fears over the third wave of the pandemic.

The state on Wednesday reported as many as 46,781 new COVID19 circumstances and 816 deaths pushing the overall variety of circumstances to 52,26,710 and demise toll to 78,007. At present, the positivity price is 17.36%, whereas the restoration price is 88.01%.

Maharashtra has suspended the Covid vaccination for the 18-44 years age group quickly as a result of unavailability of vaccines. Nonetheless, the state’s well being minister as quoted by information company ANI mentioned that Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has promised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to ship 1.5 crore doses of Covishield to Maharashtra after Might 20. ”We are going to begin the vaccination for the 18-44 years age group after we obtain the vaccine,” he added.

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