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Maharashtra CM to hold meeting with officials on worsening Covid situation

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will on Friday evening hold a meeting with the state officials over the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in the state

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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray

Chief Minister will on Friday evening hold a meeting with the state officials over the deteriorating COVID-19 situation in the state.

The meeting, scheduled to take place at 4:30 pm at CM's Varsha residence, is likely to be attended by some officials of the union health ministry as well.

reported 43,183 new COVID-19 cases and 249 deaths on Thursday. The state has been the biggest contributor of cases on a daily basis in the country in the past few weeks. The state currently has 367,897 active cases and has reported over 54,000 related deaths so far.

Thackeray on Sunday had instructed senior officials of the State Health Department and the COVID task force to prepare for lockdown. The remarks had come at a meeting of senior officials of the state's health department and the state government's COVID-19 task force.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister was informed that the way the number of cases is increasing on a daily basis, may soon face a scarcity of beds for COVID-19 patients.

The Chief Minister had observed that people are not taking the guidelines seriously and that is why serious steps, similar to a lockdown, need to be considered.

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First Published: Fri, April 02 2021. 12:25 IST
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