On Thursday, Maharashtra recorded 21,273 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, prompting the state administration to extend the current lockdown due to the significant surge in illnesses in over a dozen districts.
The state, on the other hand, has the authority to extend the four-hour time restriction for purchasing basic goods and to allow establishments to open. Officials expect the decision to be made within the next two days. The current state-wide lockdown, which began on April 22, will expire at 7 a.m. on June 1. The state cabinet meeting on Thursday considered the possibility of extending the lockdown. People are currently unable to leave their homes unless they want medical attention, work in a critical sector, or wish to purchase vital commodities, and only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
There was no hope of removing the lockdown, according to state health minister Rajesh Tope, because there are several districts where cases are on the rise. He stated that the state government could ease the limitations, which would be decided by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray after discussion with the state task force.