Have Asked CM to Announce a Lockdown, Up to Him Now: Maha Minister

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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, on Tuesday, 20 April, as per ANI, said that all Maharashtra ministers have requested the CM to announce a complete lockdown in the state.

"“We have requested the CM to announce a complete lockdown in the state from tomorrow at 8 pm. This was the request of all ministers to CM, now it is his decision.” "

Maharashtra Minister Aslam Sheikh said:

"“Looking at the shortage of supply of medical oxygen, Maharashtra is heading towards a complete lockdown; guidelines regarding it will be announced soon.” "

Maharashtra has so far been the worst-hit state in the country. On Tuesday morning, the state reported 58,924 coronavirus cases and 351 fatalities.

This has paralysed the healthcare machinery in the state, with a multitude of reports of oxygen scarcity, paucity of beds and shortage of medicines emerging from the state.

Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Delhi, the national capital went under a six-day lockdown beginning on the night of Monday, 19 April, till Monday, 26 April morning, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced in a press briefing. Delhi on Sunday reported 25,462 fresh COVID-19 cases and a test positivity rate of nearly 30 percent.

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