The Maharashtra health minister on Monday urged people to follow COVID-19 safety protocols if the state is to avoid another lockdown

File image of Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope. ANI

Pune: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said people must follow COVID-19 safety protocols if the state is to avoid another lockdown.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was of the view that lockdown may become necessary in some cities if the new cases continue to climb, Topeld reporters here.

At the same time, he also defended the state’s response to rising cases and pointed out that in terms of cases per million population, many states have fared worse.

He met the Chief Minister two days ago, Tope said.

“Held me that if the number of daily cases in the state remains in the range of 25,000 30,000 for the next some days, then we will have to take some stringent steps. He is of the opinion that if the numbers continue to increase, we will have to impose a lockdown in some cities,” the minister said.

“I appeal people respond CM’s warning (about the possibility of lockdown) positively and follow the COVID-19 protocols such as mask-wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing avoid lockdown,” Tope said.

He also said that the Centre has led the states that the gap between two shots of Covishield vaccine will be 45.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

Read More

– Breaking News & Latest Updates from India

Read More

– Latest Post from Firstpost


This news is auto generated from Firstpost using automated computer software. We are not editing or creating this story. Therefore the Site is not responsible for any of this content.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here