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The Uddhav Thackeray government has already tightened restrictions on movement of people in Maharashtra from 8 pm Thursday, including on inter- and intra-district travel.
CM Baghel and administration say they’re keeping an eye on Rajnandgaon’s porous border with Maharashtra, but ground reality shows no one’s checking for Covid reports.
As Delhi faces its worst Covid outbreak, percentage of deaths reported shows a sharp rise that is higher than the cumulative fatality rate. In Maharashtra, though, the trend dips.
BJP’s Shirish Chaudhari, who belongs to Amalner in Jalgaon, sold large stocks of Cadila Healthcare’s Remdac & Bruck Pharma’s Corovir in Nandurbar & Jalgaon districts.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said all the state ministers have requested Uddhav Thackeray to announce a complete lockdown.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray declared a lockdown to contain the second Covid wave, triggering a second round of migrant exodus. But response could be hamstrung by lack of data.
Mumbai Police questioned a Bruck Pharma pharma executive after stock of remdesivir, a Covid drug in shortage, was found. But MVA minister already knew BJP was procuring it from the firm.
According to data put out by the state health department, Maharashtra now has a cumulative caseload of 38,39,338, with 60,473 total deaths.
Maharashtra has been witnessing an oxygen shortage, with CM Uddhav Thackeray writing to the PM Modi about airlifting oxygen from steel plants in eastern and southern parts of India.
In his letter, CM Thackeray asked the Centre to consider Covid pandemic as a natural calamity, so that Maharashtra govt can use the State Disaster Response Fund.