Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Maharashtra government likely to ease covid restriction in 25 district

Maharashtra government likely to ease covid restriction in 25 district

The state disaster management department favors allowing people fully vaccinated against coronavirus to travel in local trains in Mumbai.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will take the final call on easing coronavirus-related restrictions across several state districts during today's Covid-19 task force meeting.

the Maharashtra health minister has said.

"We have suggested that Covid relaxation should be given to 25 districts where the positivity rate is much lower than the state average."

Minister Tope said that in 11 districts of the state out of the total 36, the positivity rate is excessive than the state's average, and infection spread is also more than a state. These including Beed, Ahmednagar, and districts from Konkan and western Maharashtra.

When asked about factors that were a deterrent for the Maharashtra government from introducing more relaxations in Covid-19 curbs, he said the UK, Australia, and some countries of the European Union had reported the onset of the third wave of coronavirus.

He said.

"Many countries have initiated lockdown again to contain the increase of covid. The same challenges are before us well,"

The health minister said Tope plead to people, especially from rural areas, to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccination reduces the severity of disease and sharply reduces mortality of Covid-19,

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Can Fully vaccinate people to travel in Mumbai local trains?

The Maharashtra disaster management department favors allowing people fully vaccinated against coronavirus to travel in local trains in Mumbai, Tope said.

Till now, only people engaged in essential and emergency services, as categorized by the Maharashtra government, are granted to travel in local trains as part of the state's efforts to check the growth of Covid.

Tope said.

"To keep the economy moving in Mumbai, the state disaster management has expressed its view in favour of allowing people who took both doses of vaccine to permit in local trains. Some experts have also suggested to increasing the timings of shops and other services beyond 4 pm (the current restriction time."

He noted.

"It is a bit tough to verify whether people travelling in local trains have actually received both the doses or not,"

Minister Tope said a plan regarding the same could be working out with the help of railway authorities.

He said.

"Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has invited suggestions and recommendations from various departments while reviewing the lockdown-like restrictions in the state," 

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