A more case of COVID, Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Maharashtra cabinet minister and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has screened positive for the virus. He encouraged those who had come into touch with him to get tested for the virus in a twitter post today.
“On having mild symptoms of COVID, I had myself tested and I am COVID positive. I request everyone who came in contact with me to get themselves tested. I urge everyone to realise that it is extremely important to not let your guard down. Please follow coronavirus protocols & stay safe,” Thackeray tweeted.
The number of daily coronavirus cases in Maharashtra is skyrocketing. For the past two days, the state has reported over 25,000 corona cases, which is the largest daily spike ever. On Friday, the state capital of Mumbai claimed over 3,000 cases.
Uddhav Thackeray said yesterday that lockdown was one of the options that are available to the state government to combat the virus’s rapid spread.
The Maharashtra state government announced on Friday that all theatres, auditoriums, and offices would only be able to accommodate 50% of their capacity until March 31.
Moreover, the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation has issued an order stating that it will test people for the virus at random in crowded places regardless their permission.
The Centre sent a letter to the states today, urging them to enforce strict anti-Covid protocols.
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“After a steady decline in the number of COVID cases for about five months, for the last few weeks, the number is showing an increasing trend in several parts of the country. It has been observed that it is largely due to laxity in the observance of COVID appropriate behaviour by people, especially at crowded places,” Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said in the letter.
“WHO is an important partner in our fight against the COVID-19,” Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, said via video conference in April 2020 to WHO personnel based in all states/UTs in India. “I greatly appreciate the WHO’s advice and contributions in containing COVID-19’s spread across the country.”
The WHO Country Office for India (WCO India) has been collaborating with the Government of India (GoI) to improve COVID-19 preparedness and response mechanisms, such as surveillance and contact tracing, laboratory tests, risk communications and community engagement, hospital preparedness, and infection prevention and control, and implementation of containment plan at all three levels of the health system – national, state and district.