The ongoing spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases in the two towns, Mumbai and Pune would possibly stretch the lockdown period to May 18. The key purpose of this lockdown was to control COVID-19 outbreak, according to state Health Minister Rajesh Tope, and if that goal is not achieved, then it would require the lockdown to be expanded.
He also stated that slum areas in Maharashtra where the cases are rising increasingly which is the biggest concern at this moment of the outbreak. “We have to ensure that all the containment zones are completely cordoned off. If required, we will extend the lockdown for 15 more days after 3 May only for the containment zones, if not for the entire Mumbai or Pune”, he said. For Maharashtra schools, colleges and public meetings, full lock-down restriction would begin, although for Mumbai and Pune, all non-essential facilities are suspended for at least 15 more days after 3 May.
As of today, 394 new cases in the last 24 hours have been registered by Maharashtra, raising the COVID-19 to 6,817 in the state, with 301 deaths. Of these, 4,447 were from Mumbai alone, and 1,020 were from Pune followed closely. In Dharavi there are 220 instances of the COVID-19 as of 24 April and 14 missing. Around 1,19,161 individuals reside under home quarantine, while the state has institutional quarantine for 8,814 persons. A total of 24,506 coronaviruse have been recorded in India, with 775 deaths on 25 April at 8:00 a.m. In India.
The rapidly increasing cases in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) area of Mumbai and Pune are causative factor for worries for the government of Maharashtra, which demands an economic boom. The way the government is trying to establish an economic recovery strategy, Mumbai and Pune represent the backbone of government economy.