UPDATED: April 13, 2021 17:37 IST
The Maharashtra government is preparing SOPs for stricter Covid restrictions amid Covid-19 cases skyrocketing in the state. Sources, however, said it won’t be a lockdown like last year.
The announcement will be made shortly today after a meeting chaired by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. The state has been witnessing a steady rise in Covid cases over the past week.
WHAT ARE THE LIKELY SOPs
- It will not be a full-fledged lockdown like last year
- Transport services, both intra and inter, are likely to be operational
- The strict restrictions are likely to be imposed for 15 days from tomorrow night till April 30
- Private offices, other than essential services, are likely to be closed
- Schools and colleges are likely to remain shut
- Theatres, grounds, parks, gyms are likely to be closed
- Restaurants will remain open only for takeaways
- There will likely be restrictions on public gatherings
- The government is likely to work on an economic support package for the weaker sections of the society
Covid Cases on Monday
Maharashtra reported 258 Covid-19 deaths and 51,751 fresh cases on Monday. At present, the case fatality in the state stands at 1.68%.
Out of 2,23,22,393 laboratory samples, which were sent for testing, 34,58,996 have tested positive (15.49%) for Covid-19 until today.
At present, 32,75,224 people are in-home quarantine and 29,399 people are lodged in institutional quarantine.
As of Monday, April 12, the state of Maharashtra has 5,64,746 active cases.
Cases on Sunday
Maharashtra on Sunday recorded the highest daily count of 63,294 new Covid-19 cases, it’s highest one-day rise since the pandemic began. As many as 349 coronavirus patients died in the state in the last 24 hours.
With the new cases and fatalities, Maharashtra’s tally stands at 34,07,245 and the death toll at 57,987, according to the state health department bulletin.
The case-fatality ratio stands at 1.7 per cent in the state.
With the recovery of 34,008 patients today, the total number of active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra has come down to 5,65,587. The state’s recovery rate stands at 81.65 per cent at present.