56,286 new cases in Maharashtra, bed shortage in Nagpur, Nashik, Mumbai, Pune
| Friday | 9th April, 2021
Thackeray’s request to Modi came a day after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan lashed out at Maharashtra and some other states, accusing them of “trying to divert attention from their poor vaccination efforts by just continuously shifting the goalposts”.
Alert about the corona vaccine shortage has worried the population of the state and the government is at their most pro-level to fight. Night curfew is imposed in many cities of Maharashtra as the state rank first.
Starting today, Maharashtra will undergo a complete lockdown on weekends to curb the spread of rising coronavirus cases in the state. The weekend lockdown will begin at 8 pm Fridays and continue until 7 am Mondays. The new curbs, called ‘Break the Chain’, were announced on April 4 and are to remain in force till the end of the month.
Maharashtra is among the fastest-growing states in the country in terms of caseload.
With Covid-19 vaccine stock over, at least 25 of 120 private vaccination centers in Mumbai were shut on Thursday. By Friday, the numbers will double and from Saturday, Mumbai will be forced to completely stop vaccinations if stocks are not replenished, said officials, adding that the city is left with less than a lakh doses. Hospitals like Fortis, SL Raheja, Breach Candy, SRCC, Parsee General, and Holy Family hospital turned away eligible beneficiaries on Thursday.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address all political leaders and instruct them not to play politics in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, said a statement issued by his office.
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