Maharashtra registers over 30k new coronavirus cases, curbs in Nagpur extended
Mumbai : On Sunday, Maharashtra has registered more than 30,000 new coronavirus cases, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. 99 people lost their lives to COVID-19 on the day. With this, the caseload and death toll rose to 2,479,682 and 53,399 respectively.
On the other hand, 43,846 new coronavirus cases were registered in India, taking the caseload and death toll to 11,599,130 and 159,755 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard.
"I want to appeal to people of the country that they should not let the Covid appropriate behavior get weakened at any cost. Maintaining social distancing, wearing masks properly and washing hands with soap probably are the biggest tools to win the fight against Covid-19," Vardhan told news agency PTI.
Maharashtra has opted for strict measures to bring down the spread of coronavirus. People will have to produce negative reports before entering malls in Mumbai. Also, the administration has said random coronavirus tests will be conducted at public places without needing people's consent for it.
Meanwhile, restrictions will continue in Nagpur till March 31.