Maharashtra has increased lockdown like restrictions in state till June 15 due to the second wave of COVID-19 informed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray while addressing the state on Sunday.
Some districts who are still registering high daily cases and have high positivity rate will have strict restrictions CM informed.
Even after decline in daily coronavirus cases, current numbers in Maharashtra near peak of previous wave as cases are rising in some districts of Maharashtra. In the second wave rural areas where the most affected while Urban areas showed more recovery in recent times.
Scientists and healthcare workers have predicted of the third wave of Coronavirus and we are making arrangements of healthcare facilities in the state citing the possible third wave CM informed.
We have increased the ICU beds, Oxygen beds and ventilators in the state. Maharashtra’s oxygen generation capacity 1,250 MT which was increased to 1,300 MT but daily requirement went up to 1,700 MT.
Even now with less active cases, daily cases, and increase in healthcare facilities the problem is not over we cannot predict when the will coronavirus third wave come but we should not let our guard down.
Speaking on the cause of rapid spread of the virus CM informed that “the virus was mutated due to which the spread was rapid while we also saw that the patients where taking more recovery time compare to previous mutation”.
Now with covid another deadly infection which is taking over is Mucormycosis or ‘Black Fungus’.
In order to deal with the deadly fungal infection we are taking note and instructing doctors to make necessary arrangements and precautions.
The shortage of Vaccine is still a big concern it was told that from June the production of Vaccine will be in bulk and the demand will be fulfilled soon CM added.
“We will soon resume 18+ Vaccine. We have also made arrangements for students who want to go out of country for higher education” He informed.
Speaking on the education system he said that “a decision to cancel Class 10th exam was taken citing the spread of virus. While a decision of class 12th exam is being taken however I think that centre must make some policy as it is a crucial year and future depends on the score. And the decision for 12th must be applicable for the entire Country as state wise rules or decision will creat hurdles in future”.
Speaking on the lockdown restrictions CM said that “opting for lockdown in every wave will not be a wise decision as we have to take a concert decision and make plans which will help us in defeating the virus”.
The second wave was far unprecedented and dangerous compare to first wave we lost our closed ones in this children have lost their parents. Even with centre making necessary arrangements for such children the state will also make arrangements for such kids and support them for their future, education.
“I am confident that if we take precautions and make necessary changes in our lives we will be able to free our city, district, rural areas free from coronavirus and be able to stop third wave, and so everyone must join hands and take precautions and follow rules” CM appealed.
Maharashtra on May 30 reports 18,600 new COVID-19 cases, 402 deaths, and 22,532 discharges in the last 24 hours. While Active cases of the state further drops to 2,71,801
Total Case tally reaches 57,31,815, with Death toll 94,844 and Total recovered cases 53,62,370.