New Delhi: After Punjab, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Sunday extended lockdown till May 31, to combat further spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more that 90,000 people across the country. Notably, the present lockdown was valid till May 17. Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga: If Driving, Carry Hammer, Says Mumbai Civic Body | Check Dos And Don'ts List
In containment zones like Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Pune, Malegaon, Aurangabad and Solapur, stricter measures will be implemented till the end of this month. Also Read - Nisarga Cyclone Live Tracking: Know The Current Location of Cyclone, Get Movement Alerts
Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta has issued an order notifying extension of the lockdown, the official said. “The calibrated phase-wise relaxation/lifting of lockdown orders will be notified in due course,” the order said. Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga to Make Landfall Today; Maharashtra, Gujarat on High Alert | Top Developments
The decision to extend lockdown comes a day after the state recorded 1,606 new COVID-19 cases and 67 deaths, including 41 in Mumbai, taking the case count to 30,706 and the number of fatalities to 1,135.
A total of 524 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of the recovered cases to 7,088, state Health department said.
List of containment zones in Maharashtra:
Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)