The second wave of coronavirus has left people in dire straits. Therefore, in view of the increasing number of patients, the state government imposed a lockdown in Maharashtra till June 1. There are discussions among the people as to whether the lockdown will take place after June 1.
However, the state government is likely to ease the lockdown as the number of patients is declining. Health Minister Rajesh Tope has indicated this. Primarily the state government understands the gradual relaxation of strict restrictions in the state.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray may raise the lockdown last week when talking about lockdown, but, people have to follow the rules. He also said that this time the decision would be based on the situation. It will be clear by June 1 what decision the MVA government will take. Also, according to Rajesh Tope, we will review the preparations made. Only if all goes well can the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister discuss with the experts in the task force and consider easing the restrictions to some extent. Don’t be under the illusion that lockdown will be lifted completely, Tope said.
Meanwhile, it is learned that the government has started preparations to lift the lockdown and everything will be completed by June 30. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. It will be relaxed to some extent depending on the situation. According to the information received, the lockdown is likely to be lifted in four phases. Know it-
1. Shops will be allowed to operate from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2. Some other shops related to daily necessities may be allowed to continue. These shops will be allowed to open on alternate days.
3. Hotels, permit rooms, beer bars, liquor stores will be allowed to continue with restrictions. Hotels will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity.
4. Mumbai local, religious places, district ban can be postponed.
Lockdown will be decided on this matter –
1) Covid positivity rate is declining by some digits.
2) ICU oxygen availability should be more than 60%.
3) Total mortality rate across the state
Also, a third wave is expected between August and September. A number of things will be scrutinized by the state government to unlock it. However, if the number of patients continues to increase and not enough vaccinations are given, there is a possibility of re-lockdown, Experts stated.