Lockdown To Stay In Mumbai as COVID-19 Cases Spike

May 15, 2020 by No Comments

On Thursday, Mumbai witnessed a huge rise in the COVID-19 cases. Nearly 998 fresh cases were reported in Mumbai while 46 deaths happened in one day in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). 

As of May 14, Maharashtra has reported 27,524 COVID-19 cases while the death toll of the state has reached 1,019. In Mumbai alone, the number of cases has risen to 16,768. 

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has Extended the lockdown in red zones has like Mumbai, Pune, Malegaon, Aurangabad, and Solapur until May 31. However, there has been no official announcement regarding lockdown extension yet. 

On Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meeting with the cabinet members at Old Mayor bungalow in Dadar. Thackeray discussed extending the lockdown in cities like Mumbai, Pune till May 31. 

During his interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uddhav Thackeray on Monday suggested that the restrictions more relaxations in the lockdown should be announced rather than lifting it all together while pointing out the studies show that COVID-19 cases are likely to peak in June or July. 

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