New Delhi: To access the Covid-19 situation in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Commissioner and other officials of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday. The meeting comes amid the rise in the number of new coronavirus cases reported in the state.
To break the chain of deadly virus, restrictions were imposed in several districts across the state. Schools, colleges, and coaching classes have also been closed.
In Mumbai, BMC has collected a total fine of Rs 28 lakhs from 14,000 people who were caught defying coronavirus guidelines and were roaming in public spaces without facemasks. As of Sunday, the total fine collected was Rs 32,41,14,800 and the total number of persons fined for mask violations was 16,02,536.
Earlier this week, Mr. Thackeray had alleged that the coming eight days will decide whether there will be a lockdown in the state or not. He has also appealed to the people to strictly observe the COVID-19 guidelines. While, Health Minister Rajesh Tope has also urged people to understand the situation and cooperate with the government since the state could not afford another lockdown.
The state seems to go under another round of severe restrictions with stringent curbs placed in Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Aurangabad, Satara, and other districts amid apprehensions of a second lockdown.