Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus, Weather Today Live Updates: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Sunday said that a decision on removal of restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement people and goods will be taken soon. Taking to Twitter, Deshmukh said, “We have taken note of the recent guidelines announced by the centre removing all restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement of goods and people. Appropriate decision will be taken regarding the same after discussion with chief minister and deputy chief minister.”
Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 10,441 new Covid-19 cases, which pushed the state’s caseload to 6,82,383, a state health official said. With 258 patients succumbing to the infection during the day, the toll reached 22,253, he said. As many as 8,157 patients were discharged after recovery on Sunday, which took the number of discharged persons to 4,88,271 so far.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall, accompanied with with gusty winds, in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts over the next 24 hours.
As celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi began on Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reminded people of their social responsibility to wear masks and maintain social distance. “Usually, the festival is organised with pomp and gaiety, which is lacking this time due to the prevailing situation. This is a test for us. I urge you not to forget your social responsibility of wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and avoiding crowding. People should keep washing their hands frequently,” he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.