Pune, November 22, 2020: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who is also the Pune district guardian minister, said that decision about lockdown will be taken in the next 8-10 days after reviewing the situation.
He was speaking at a rally in Pune for the campaign of Arun Lad and Jayant Asgaonkar, candidates of Mahavikas Aghadi Pune graduate constituency and teacher constituency candidate. Minister of State Dilip Walse Patil, MP Amol Kolhe and other office bearers were present on the occasion.
“During Diwali, there was a huge crowd on Bajirao Road as if Corona itself died due to heavy crowd. Now there are predictions that second wave may come. Even at the time of Ganesha Chaturthi, we saw crowds. We are speaking to various departments. We’ll review the situation for next 8-10 days and then the further decision will be taken about the lockdown”, Pawar said.
He further added, “People should not think that if they had COVID once, then it will not affect them again. Therefore, many experts are saying that everyone should be careful and follow all the rules.”
According to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the total number of Coronavirus positive patients till date has reached 166,982 out of which 157,655 have been cured while 4426 have died. There are still 4901 active patients undergoing treatment in various hospitals. They include 390 critical patients out of which 232 are on ventilator support.