As the coronavirus situation in Maharashtra continues to remain grim, the Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday called the COVID-19 situation alarming, reported NDTV.
Health Minister even warned of strict action to control the rising number of new cases in the state. The minister will hold meetings with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, District Collectors, and Police Commissioners to discuss the response plans.
The situation is alarming. We have to take strict measures. Lockdowns can be imposed if required for some districts. We have empowered the districts (administrations) to decide on lockdowns," Rajesh Tope told NDTV.
“People need to adhere to rules. We can increase the penalty for non-adherence,” he added.
Maharashtra continues to report over 10,000 daily novel coronavirus cases after breaching the 22 lakh-mark in total positive cases since the pandemic hit the state.
Maharashtra recorded more than 11,000 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the state’s health department. the state reported 11,141 new cases on Sunday, taking the total to 22,19,727 while 38 deaths pushed the total to 52,478 deaths in the state.