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Second Covid-19 wave: Maharashtra lockdown decision pushed back to April 14

The state continues to report over 60,000 cases daily, accounting for over 60 per cent of the national cases. The surge has put a strain on its health infrastructure

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Maharashtra | Coronavirus | Uddhav Thackeray

Aneesh Phadnis  |  Mumbai 



Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
Through the weekend, Thackeray held meetings with political leaders and members of the state’s Covid-19 task force to formulate a strategy against the pandemic

The Cabinet is likely to meet on Wednesday to take a call on imposing lockdown in the state.

“There was a discussion regarding imposing a lockdown at the task force meeting on Sunday. Most members of the task force are of the view that the current situation in the state necessitates a lockdown. There will be further meetings in this regard in the next two days and the CM may call a Cabinet meeting to take appropriate steps on Wednesday,” Health Minister Rajesh Tope told reporters after the task force meeting.

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First Published: Mon, April 12 2021. 00:47 IST

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