The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government decided to extend the lockdown considering the number of COVID-19 cases that is rising steadily in the state
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government said that in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus spread, the state is extending the lockdown till May 31 midnight. The state has reported over 30,000 coronavirus cases.
While issuing the order of extension, the Maharashtra government said that the calibrated phase-wise relaxation or lifting of lockdown orders will be notified in due course.
The notification issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation read: "To take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus, the government in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 2005, it is expedient to extend the lockdown in the entire state of Maharashtra further till the midnight of May 31, 2020."
Maharashtra has recorded 30,706 COVID-19 cases of which 22,479 are active. The death toll is 1135, while 7,088 patients have been discharged after recovery.
India has crossed the 90,000-mark in the number of coronavirus cases as it recorded the biggest single-day jump of 4,987 new patients, bringing the total to 90,927 cases so far, including 2,872 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said today.
Last Updated 17, May 2020, 2:44 PM