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.
“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.
“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.
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.