Another lockdown? Decision in another 8-10 days

Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Sunday hinted of yet another Covid-induced lockdown in the coming days in the state owing to huge crowds witnessed during the recently concluded festival period.

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“There were huge crowds during Diwali period. Even at the time of Ganesha Chaturthi, we saw crowds. We are speaking to relevant departments. We’ll review the situation for next 8-10 days and then a decision will be taken about the lockdown,” said Pawar in Pune.

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“Now there are predictions that second wave may come. Government has made a lot of regulations to start schools, which includes different ways on how they should be sanitized,” he further said.

The state government has allowed reopening of schools for classes 9 to 12 from tomorrow depending on the Covid-19 situation in local areas.

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Pawar’s statement comes at a time when speculations are gathering steam about the state considering a possible suspension of train and flight operations to and from Delhi in view of the rising coronavirus cases in the national capital.

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