Maharashtra Minister Calls COVID Situation in State 'Alarming', Says Districts To Decide on Lockdown
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said that the coronavirus situation in the state was “alarming”, reported NDTV. This came after the state witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases, with 11,141 new infections recorded in 24 hours on Sunday evening. The single-day count was the highest in nearly five months since October 16, when it recorded 11,447 cases.
“The situation is alarming,” Tope told NDTV. "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.