The BMC, on Tuesday (March 23) issued an order prohibiting the playing of Holi at public places and private spaces in the wake of a surge in COVID19 cases in Mumbai.
Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra may impose lockdown-like restrictions in Mumbai and some other cities if the number of daily cases in Maharashtra remains in the range of 25,000 to 30,000 for the next few days.
“If the number of daily cases in the state remains in the range of 25,000 to 30,000 for the next some days, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government may impose lockdown-like restrictions in some cities, including Mumbai”, said state Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
Tope appealed to the people of the state to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols diligently if they do not want CM Thackeray to impose another lockdown. Talking to reporters, the minister said that CM Thackeray has said that lockdown will be the last option in Mumbai and other cities if the fresh cases continue to rise.