COVID-19 cases increase, Maharashtra forbids political, religious, and social gatherings

On Sunday (February 21, 2021), in the midst of a spike in coronavirus confirmed cases, Maharashtra, India's worst COVID-19-hit state, banned political, religious, and social gatherings and enforced a new lockdown in some areas.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray of Maharashtra said that the regular cases of COVID-19 in the state had risen to almost 7,000 from around 2,000 in January. He also called for stricter steps from Monday to curb the spread of the virus in the four districts of Maharashtra and added that, if necessary, new coronavirus-related restrictions could be placed outside those districts. To know more, watch the full video!