Mumbai: Amid steady rise in number of coronavirus cases, the Mahrashtra government on Friday announced night curfew in the state from Sunday. “Night curfew will be imposed in Maharashtra from the night of 28th March.
A separate order in this regard will be issued by the disaster management and rehabilitation department soon,” said the Maharashtra’s chief minister office. Malls in the state are directed to remain closes from 8pm to 7am, said the Maharashtra’s CM’s office. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray also warned of stricter restrictions if the people did not observe Covid-19 safety protocol.
The chief minister reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the state in a meeting with divisional commissioners, district collectors, superintendents of police and deans of medical colleges. “I do not wish to impose lockdown. But there seems a possibility of healthcare facilities falling short given the rise in number of coronavirus patients,” Thackeray was quoted as saying.
He asked officials to ensure availability of adequate hospital beds and medicines, the statement said. Maharashtra recorded 35,952 coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest one-day rise since the pandemic began. The state added over one lakh cases in four days.