Amid growing cases of corona in Maharashtra, there has been speculation as to whether the government will impose a lockdown in the state. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a lengthy meeting with the Kovid-19 Task Force of Maharashtra on Sunday, but no decision was taken regarding lockdown and sanctions. Lockdown is a religion in which the government has to prevent deaths from Corona, on the other hand, to prevent economic activities from coming to a standstill.
For these reasons, the Chief Minister is yet to discuss more with senior state officials, businessmen, and other concerned people before announcing the lockdown. It is expected that he will discuss with the finance minister Ajit Pawar and the officials concerned on Monday the consequences of the economy from the lockdown and the issue of the economic relief package. Whether or not the lockdown will take place is something that happened in the last 24 hours:
Saamna strongly supports
On Monday, Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ advocated for complete lockdown in Maharashtra. It is written in ‘Saamana’ that if there is to break the chain of corona infection then there is no other option but lockdown. This crisis should go beyond politics. It is written in ‘Saamana’ that business, industry, schools, politics, temples, and mosques will remain where they are, but what will you do if the human being is not alive? There is no value for anything other than human life in this world.
Lockdown of 8 or 14 days …
In Maharashtra, the lockdown is being held for 8 days or 14 days. The Uddhav government is in favor of an 8-day lockdown, while the task force believes that at least 14 days is necessary.
Health Minister announced the date
On Sunday, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope had indicated that a lockdown could be announced in the state anytime after April 14. The Chief Minister can officially announce the lockdown after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday or Wednesday. The Chief Minister has directed to prepare a complete SOP by incorporating all these necessary precautions.
CM meeting with task force members
In the task force meeting held on Sunday, the Chief Minister said that the availability of oxygen, development of medical facilities will have to increase at a rapid pace after the ban is implemented in the state. The Chief Minister said that there is currently no other option but to curb the huge wave of Corona that has come.
Emphasis on raising facilities
The Chief Minister emphasized increasing the essential basic facilities like oxygen, beds, rem civil injection, and vaccination with immediate effect. He said that there will be rapid vaccination of health workers. For this, the central government will also have to supply the vaccine to Maharashtra quickly and in large quantities.
It was also discussed in the meeting that additional stocks of oxygen lying with them from Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and other neighboring states should be called for. Also, arbitrary use of Remedicivir injection should be prevented. The working hours of offices should be changed. Work from home should be emphasized and peak hours should be re-determined to prevent congestion in local trains.