Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Lockdown may not be over by 31 May
The number of Covid-19 cases in India on Sunday rose to 1,31,868 lakh with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll has climbed to 3,867. About 70% of India’s cases are emerging from 11 “municipal areas” in seven States: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
Highest ever spike of 6767 COVID-19 cases and 147 deaths in India have been recorded in the last 24 hours. As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of cases in the country is 1,31,868, including 73,560 active cases. As many as 54,440 patients have been cured/discharged and 3867 have died, the ministry said today. The ministry’s bulletin today said that active COVID-19 cases in India have jumped to 73,560, 54,440 people have recovered and, one patient has migrated to another country, according to the ministry bulletin. “Thus, around 41.28 per cent patients have recovered so far,” PTI quoted a Health Ministry official as saying.
The total number of confirmed cases in India also includes foreigners. As per the ministry bulletin, of the 147 deaths reported since Saturday morning, 60 were in Maharashtra, 27 in Gujarat, 23 in Delhi, nine in Madhya Pradesh, seven in Rajasthan, five in Tamil Nadu, four each in West Bengal and Telangana, three in Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,577 deaths, followed by Gujarat at 829, Madhya Pradesh at 281, West Bengal at 269 and Delhi at 231. The number of deaths due to the contagion in Rajasthan is 160, while 155 people died in Uttar Pradesh, 103 in Tamil Nadu and 56 in Andhra Pradesh. Over 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.
The state of Maharashtra continues to be worst-affected in the country. On Sunday afternoon, in a televised address, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hinted at a possible extension of lockdown in the state after May 31, saying that it was wrong to impose the lockdown suddenly and that it cannot be lifted all at once
“We can’t say that lockdown will be over by 31st May. We will have to see how we will go forward. The coming time is crucial as multiplication of virus is picking up. I want to assure the medical fraternity that we are with them in all ways” Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
“Today morning, I spoke to civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and requested him to give us some time to do preparations (to resume domestic air travel)” says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra allows trains, buses but not flights. It is interesting to see the how it has been more difference of opinion between central and state government. In one news channel it was quoted “Resume Mumbai local trains” Says Sharad Pawar, CM Uddhav Thackeray to Centre. Mumbaikars are confused as why locals are encouraged to start and not the flights?
Only time will answer if the lockdown is extended, however going by numbers Maharashtra has highest numbers of Covid19 patients and it is increasing daily