Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday gave clear signs that lifting the lockdown from the red zones in Mumbai and Pune may not be conceivable considering the bleak Covid-19 circumstance in these regions.
“The inquiry being posed is, ‘what after May 3’? I need to clarify that we can’t lift the lockdown from the red zones like in the Mumbai-Pune belt, portions of Nagpur and different zones in the state,” Thackeray said.
He was talking in a web address to the state on the event of the 60th commemoration of the development of Maharashtra, and May Day on Friday evening.
Thackeray said the administration has stamped and mapped the spots based on red, orange and green zones.
“In the green zones, financial exercises can continue progressively; in orange zones, excepting the influenced territories, business exercises would be permitted to begin gradually with full insurances, however not in the red zones,” the Chief Minister declared.
The state was under lockdown from March 24 to April 30, preceding then the Center declared the across the nation lockdown from March 25 to May 3 taking into account the coronavirus pandemic.
In the interim, Covid-19 proceeds with its dangerous walk in the state with 459 losses and about 10,500 cases till date, with Mumbai being the nation’s hotspot with 290 passings followed by Pune with 96 casualties.