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Will Maharashtra Impose More COVID Curbs in Coming Days? Here’s What Health Minister Rajesh Tope Said

Maharashtra Health Minister on Thursday said that the state has already eased a lot of COVID 19 restrictions now and there was no need to impose more curbs in the coming days. However people must follow all the COVID 19 protocols firmly. He said this while addressing the reporters in Kolhapur.

“The Maharashtra government has introduced many relaxations in last some weeks and it will introduce more in coming days. However, it does not mean that people need not wear masks in the coming days,” Tope was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

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He added that there have been discussions between the state and the Union government’s task force and after that, they believe that it is not necessary to impose additional restrictions as the daily COVID cases are declining.

He further talked about western countries going mask-free. He said that going mask-free must be studied scientifically and there is no such discussion going on in Maharashtra for now. He urged people to continue to follow all COVID appropriate behaviour.

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Maharashtra reported over 7,142 new cases and 1,035 more the previous day with the death toll reaching 1, 43,247 as per the state health department. Seeing the significant drop in cases in Mumbai, city mayor Kishori Pednekar hinted that the metro city will be unlocked by the end of this month and all other activities will be resumed.

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