Seeing the increasing surge of Covid-19 in Maharashtra state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a crucial dialogue with Maha citizens through Media. Maharashtra is suffering through a massive surge of Covid-19 called second wave which creates more than 55% of India’s total cases.
Addressing the people of the state, Uddhav said, “I cannot rule out imposing a lockdown if the current COVID-19 situation prevails. People have become complacent.” He also added that in a couple of days, strict restrictions will be issued to curb COVID-19 without stressing more about the kind of restrictions.
The CM also informed that in the coming days, the state government aims to conduct 2.5 lakh RT-PCR tests daily. Maharashtra has been conducting more than 1.50 lakh tests every day on average for the detection of coronavirus positive cases.
The CM also informed that till now, the state government has administered 65 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses including 3 lakh vaccine doses yesterday. “Even after vaccination, some people are getting infected because they stop wearing masks,” he highlighted.
The CM also asserted that there could be a shortage of healthcare infrastructure if the COVID-19 situation deteriorates. “If the number of cases keeps increasing, there could be a shortage of healthcare infrastructure in the next 15-20 days,” he said.