Maharashtra reports 40,414 new Covid-19 cases, 108 deaths in 24 hrs, a record jump.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray asked state officials to begin preparing an implementation plan for another lockdown on Sunday, when the state reported record 40,414 cases of Covid-19 amid a nationwide surge in infections that have prompted the authorities to consider stricter guidelines to control the spread.
In a meeting with chief minister Thackeray and Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope, members of the state Covid-19 taskforce expressed apprehensions that the state could report 40,000 fresh infections over the next 24 hours, according to an official statement.
Thackeray said the citizens were flouting all Covid-19 guidelines and the state would be forced to take this step. The chief minister’s announcement came soon after the state’s Covid-19 taskforce recommended strict measures including a lockdown to counter the alarming surge in infections and deaths. The chief minister then asked officials to prepare a detailed plan for the implementation of a lockdown which will have minimum impact on the economy of the state, the release said.
News Source : Hindustan Times