Mumbai: Amid the unprecedented increase in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led government on Thursday extended the current restrictions throughout the state beyond 7 a.m. on May 1 till 7 a.m. on May 15 in a bid to break the chain of transmission effectively.
“It is imperative to continue emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus,” said the order signed by Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and issued in the name of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari.
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“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the powers, conferred under The Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson, State Executive Committee, hereby extends all the restrictions that have been imposed vide ‘Break the Chain’ orders dated 13th April and 21st April 2021 along with all additions and clarifications issued thereof in the State till 7 AM on 15th May 15, 2021,” the order said.
This comes as fatalities continue to rise alarmingly in Maharashtra, which is the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Maharashtra witnessed the maximum casualties 1,035 in the last 24 hours followed by Delhi with 368 daily deaths.
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The state has recorded over 63,000 new cases, taking the tally to over 44 lakh.