In Maharashtra, lockdown extension likely in red zones, hints HM Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra is worst-hit by Coronvirus pandemic, with the state reporting more than 8000 COVID-19 cases with 342 deaths.

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New Delhi: As Maharashtra remains battered by Covid-19 pandemic, with Mumbai in particular, the state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh today hinted that lockdown may be extended beyond May 3. However, this would be limited to some red zones, added the Home Minister.

Maharashtra is worst-hit by Coronvirus pandemic, with the state reporting more than 8000 COVID-19 cases with 342 deaths.

“Going by the prevalence of the COVID-19 cases in some parts of the state such as in red zones, the lockdown may be extended in those areas. However, the final decision will be announced by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray,” Anil Deshmukh said.

Anil Deshmukh, Maha home minister

Deshmukh’s statement came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked states to try to convert the COVID-19 challenge into opportunities through administrative reforms, and form their own policies on relaxing the lockdown based on ground realities.

Reports said, a total of 604 containment zones are active in Maharashtra.