New Delhi: ‘Lockdown will not be re-announced in Maharashtra’, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, after several media reports claimed that the Maha Aghadi government may announce complete shutdown in the state after June 15. Also Read - 'Secrecy, Deception And Cover-Up': Donald Trump Again Accuses China of Spreading Coronavirus
“Lockdown will not be re-announced. Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has requested and appealed to the people not to crowd anywhere and follow the instructions given by the government”, CMO Maharashtra clarified today. Also Read - Amarnath Yatra 2020 News: Only 500 Pilgrims Will be Allowed Per Day by Road From Jammu
Earlier in the day, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had clarified that the shutdown will not be extended. “No, the lockdown will not be extended,” the minister told news agency ANI after being asked if there have been discussions to extend lockdown in the national capital.
Yesterday, several media reports had claimed that Delhi and Maharashtra, the two states with the highest number of COVID-19 or coronavirus cases in the country could undergo complete lockdown, most probably after June 15.
While Maharashtra has recorded 97,648 coronavirus cases and 3,590 casualties so far, Delhi has over 34,000 cases and 1,085 fatalities. Maharashtra has been recording 100-plus fatalities and new patients over 2K daily for the past 11 days. Similarly, the national capital has been registering over 1,000 cases since June 3. The rapid surge in the number of cases and deaths was witnessed after ‘Unlock-1’, the first phase of the lifting of lockdown restrictions after more than around two and a half months, came into effect from this month.