Digital Desk, Mumbai. Since the first case of coronavirus in the country, more than 3,000 Kovid-19 cases have been registered in Mumbai for the first time on a single day on Friday. Corona continues to wreak havoc across Mumbai as well as the entire state. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has warned that lockdown is the only option in the future. During the last 24 hours, the state has added 25,681 new corona cases, which is higher than the 25,833 new patients on Thursday. A total of 24,22,021 corona cases have been registered so far in the state.
Similarly, in Mumbai alone, 3,063 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours, after which the total number of cases in the city reached 355,914, causing a setback to civilian health authorities. After reviewing the ongoing vaccination program in remote tribal areas, Thackeray in Nandurbar told media persons, “Lockdown is an option for the future, as I can see it.” But I expect voluntary cooperation from all people.
Health Secretary Pradeep Vyas cautioned that if the cases continue to increase at the current rate, by April 1, the state’s active cases may be present at 1.77 lakh to 3 lakh. Thackeray also clarified that those who have been vaccinated and who are waiting for their turn will inevitably have to wear masks, maintain physical distance and ensure hygiene.
He said, it has been a year now and we are struggling with the epidemic. We have brought it under control, but now there is a sudden boom, which is a matter of concern. The government has ordered all cinema halls, auditoriums, drama halls etc. to operate at a capacity of only 50 per cent and follow all norms. With 70 more deaths during the day, the death toll in the state has risen to 53,208.