Corona Virus Rises, Maharashtra State in India Tightens Rules



UMMATIMES - Maharashtra, India's wealthiest state, announced that it will tighten its rules for preventing the spread of Covid-19 which will take effect from Monday, April 5, 2021. The decision was taken after a striking increase in cases of coronavirus infection or more than half of the daily cases of new coronavirus cases that occur in India.

This rule also applies in the capital Mumbai, which will close malls, cinemas, bars, restaurants and places of worship starting Monday afternoon, April 5, 2021. Authorities in Maharastra state will also carry out a total lockdown every weekend.

According to Nawab Malik, minister for Maharastra state, the authorities will also impose a curfew in all areas in Maharastra from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. from Monday, April 5, 2021. Only matters of an emergency nature, may operate during the hours -that hour.

State Chief Minister MaharastraUddhav Thackeray on Sunday, April 4, 2021 held a meeting of the top leaders of industry owners in the region before announcing the tightening of new rules for controlling the Covid-19 pandemic.

In India, positive cases of Covid-19 have increased rapidly. This week alone, the number of new cases of coronavirus infection in India has almost touched a record high, which was largely contributed by cases from the state of Maharastra.

On Sunday morning, April 4, 2021, the Indian Ministry of Health reported that there were 93,249 positive cases of the corona virus within 24 hours. Of that number, as many as 49,447 new cases came from Maharastra state.