The rise in fresh Coronavirus infections in Maharashtra, the worst-affected state in the country raised many speculations and reports on imposing lockdowns to curb the infections.
Amid these reports, the Maharashtra cabinet under the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met on Tuesday to discuss various issues related to Coronavirus.
After discussing various aspects, the state government has decided not to impose lockdown in the state once again. However, the Covid-19 protocols will be effective, reports claimed.
The local media quoted Health Minister Rajesh Tope as saying, no fresh lockdown will be imposed in the state, but new restrictions will be introduced to tackle the situation.
The fresh infections saw a massive rise in the state during the festive season. Despite the restrictions imposed by the state government, the infections surged rapidly.
He said daily Covid-19 tests will be increased as a measure to tackle the situation. The public need not fear another lockdown, but they have to follow the protocols.
On the other hand, the state government is yet to take a call on restrictions on Mumbai local trains. It is believed that the government will take a call very soon on this.