Mumbai, 24th May 2021: Maharashtra has been seeing a decrease in the daily covid cases. In April, daily covid cases had almost reached 70 thousand. Now it is much lesser at 30 thousand, thus the stressful system is now able to make plans.
The caseload of big cities Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Pune, and Nagpur has been going down continuously. The positivity rate has also fallen sharply. However, in this second wave, rural Maharashtra is still struggling. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope hinted towards ‘phased unlocking’ of the state from 1st of June.
It is learnt that the plan is to be implemented in four phases. In the first and second phase shops will be permitted to open. The businesses bore the most in these tough times as they had to shut off all their activities for a long time. In the third phase, hotels along with restaurants and bars will be opened. The government plans to open local trains and religious places in the fourth and final phase.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey, during his visit to the Tauktae Cyclone affected areas in the Konkan region on Friday, had said that “It is good to see covid cases decreasing but we must not let our guard down.” He also added that he will talk about the lockdown in due course.