“Tell me what is your solution? I am ready for all suggestions. How can we get it under control? Uddhav Thackeray is said to have included his cabinet ministers and leaders of opposition parties in an all-party meeting called on Saturday to discuss measures to curb the alarming increase in Covid-19 cases in the state.
The meeting was attended by Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Congress leader Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole, Urban Minister Eknath Shinde, LoP Vidhan Sabha Devendra Fadnavis. , LOP Legislative Council Praveen Darekar, Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Health Secretary Pradeep Vyas, among others were non-judges.
Speaking at an all-party meeting held to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state, the Chief Minister also said that his government would address the livelihood issues of the poor, laborers and daily-villagers.
‘The number of patients is increasing so fast that if we do not decide on lockdown today, a situation like lockdown will automatically arise tomorrow. Today the situation is going from bad to worse. We are also constantly considering the experts of COVID-19 task force in the state.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said, “On the one hand there is public sentiment but on the other hand, there is an outbreak of coronavirus, so if you want to win this battle you will have to go through some difficulties.” (CMO) quoted him as saying.
The overall COVID-19 case of Maharashtra was 33,43,951 on Saturday, while the total death was 57,638. The state is now left with 5,36,682 active cases.
Sources say that in a meeting that lasted for about 2.5 hours, CM Thackeray urged the leaders to sign a full lockdown as it was the only option, but they faced stiff resistance – especially from the opposition BJP.
Here are all the inside details of the alleged meeting:
Total lockdown for 15 days is still a big possibility.
Vaccination is not the only remedy. Looking at the rate of increase in cases, the lockdown seems to be the only solution to break the chain.
Strict rules are likely to occur if there is not a complete lockdown. An increasing number of cases is a constant concern.
The second wave is much worse than the first; Hospital beds are already full. CM Thackeray to hold meeting with Kovid-19 Task Force tomorrow. Decision to be taken thereafter.
There is difficulty in tracing high-risk contacts with no restrictions on the movement of people.
Remedisavir deficiency Suggestions were made to support the economically weaker sections.
If a lockdown is announced, people from other states should be given time to travel back.