Mumbai: Due to the rising cases of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government has decided to extend the lockdown in Mumbai, Pune and other COVID-19 hotspots until May 31, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror.
However, the state government is yet to officially announce the decision but will implement the central government’s guidelines that will be unveiled in the next 2 days in other areas.
The decision to extend the lockdown in these hotspots was taken during a meeting on Thursday attended by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, and other state cabinet ministers, the report claims.
Maharashtra has recorded the most number of cases and is the worst-hit state in the country. As of now there are 27,524 cases with a death toll of 1,019.