Mumbai: Maharashtra reported 6,112 new circumstances of coronavirus an infection whereas 44 extra succumbed to the illness on Friday, as per the state authorities Well being Division knowledge.
With this spike, Maharashtra has crossed its 75-day document, the final time the state had reported greater than 6,000 circumstances in a single day was on October 30, 2020.
The authorities issued orders to 3 districts — Yavatmal, Akola and Amravati urging individuals to stick to social distancing norms in the course of the weekend. Whereas in Yavatmal, Amravati and Akola, a 24-hour lockdown has already been ordered on Sundays.
The district officers have additionally been requested to not permit any public gatherings to happen.
In the meantime, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stated he has instructed administrations within the state to take strict motion in opposition to people who find themselves discovered with out masks in public amid the rising COVID-19 circumstances.
“I’m going to chair a gathering on February 21 in Pune to debate measures to comprise the viral unfold,” the deputy chief minister stated. Chatting with mediapersons Pawar stated district administrations have been authorised to evaluate the scenario of their respective districts and impose a lockdown from 6 AM to six PM, if the scenario calls for.
In January, Maharashtra had prolonged the coronavirus- induced lockdown until February 28, whilst lots of restrictions have been eased in the previous few months.
Notably, two new mutations of the coronavirus samples have been discovered from Amravati and Yavatmal districts of jap Maharashtra on Thursday, a senior official informed PTI. Nevertheless, the genome sequencing of the samples didn’t present the UK, South African or Brazilian strains of the virus.
Lately, Maharashtra’s well being minister Rajesh Tope and water sources minister Jayant Patil — examined optimistic for the virus. Whereas NCP chief Eknath Khadse and his daughter-in-law and MP Raksha Khadse too have contracted the an infection thus as soon as elevating an alarm of the resurgence of the virus.