Lockdown in Mumbai, Pune likely to continue: Thackeray

Lockdown in Mumbai, Pune likely to continue: Thackeray

Agency News

Mumbai, May 1: Ruling out total relaxation of lockdown regulations after May 3, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that lifting the lockdown from the Red Zones of Mumbai and Pune may not be possible in view of the grim Covid-19 situation in these areas and clearly indicated that it may be extended.

'The question is being asked, What after May 3? I want to make it clear that we cannot lift the lockdown from Red Zones like the Mumbai-Pune belt, parts of Nagpur and other areas in the state,' he said, while addressing the state through webcam on the occasion of Maharashtra's 60th anniversary of the formation of the state and May Day, this afternoon.

Mr Thackeray further said that the government has marked and mapped places on the basis of Red, Orange and Green Zones. 'In the Green Zones, economic activities can resume gradually, in Orange Zones, barring the affected areas, commercial activities would be allowed to start slowly but with full precautions, but not in the Red Zones,' the Chief Minister asserted.

The Covid-19 continues its deadly march in the State with 459 casualties and nearly 10,500 cases till date, with Mumbai being the country's hotspot with 290 deaths followed by Pune's 99. (UNI)