Noting that the third wave of COVID-19 is approaching Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called on political parties and citizens to halt large-scale programmes, agitations, and holiday celebrations to avoid congestion.
In the wake of an increase in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, CM Thackeray urged political parties to immediately halt programmes and agitations to avoid crowding.
The Maharashtra chief minister also urged people not to over-celebrate upcoming festivities because it would draw a large crowd. Thackeray urged citizens to put the lives and health of their fellow citizens first.
“We can celebrate festivals later. Let us prioritise the lives and health of our citizens. The situation can go out of hand in view of the spike in daily cases. Who would like to impose restrictions on festivals and religious programmes? But people’s lives are important,” the Maharashtra CM said.
While urging politicians to avoid having large meetings and programmes, Thackeray also urged political parties to keep things under control.
The “third wave of COVID-19 is at our doorsteps,” the Maharashtra CM further said.
“Kerala is seeing a spike of 30,000 cases daily. This is a danger signal and if we don’t take it seriously, Maharashtra will have to pay a heavy price,” Thackeray added.
On September 5, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 caseload jumped to 64,86,174 after 4,057 new coronavirus infections were reported. As a result of the highly infectious virus, 67 patients died, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,37,774. The fatality rate in the state is 2.12 percent.
Maharashtra has 50,095 current COVID-19 cases, according to the latest health department data.
Maharashtra has a 97.05 percent recovery rate.
Mumbai battled 495 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 7,46,341, while the death toll jumped to 15,993 when two coronavirus patients died.