Lockdown in Maharashtra to continue after 30 June, but with more relaxations: CM Uddhav Thackeray

June 28, 2020: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the lockdown will not be lifted after 30 June, but additional relaxations will be given. Maharashtra is the most affected

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June 28, 2020: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the lockdown will not be lifted after 30 June, but additional relaxations will be given. Maharashtra is the most affected Indian state by coronavirus with nearly 1.6 lakh positive cases so far.

While speaking on Facebook Live, Uddhav he appealed to people to not venture outside unless absolutely essential. "While we are giving relaxations doesn't mean that the Covid-19 crisis is over," he said.

He requested doctors above the age of 55-60 yrs to step forward and help the government in treating Covid-19 patients, since their experience matters in these testing times. "The state will take care of their health and enough PPEs will be provided," the CM said.

The CM also appealed to those who have recovered from coronavirus to voluntarily donate their plasma. "Plasma therapy is proving effective in fighting Covid-19. Since plasm therapy is showing positive results, the government is looking at increasing the number of centres," said Uddhav.

As the first batch of Covid-19 drug, Remdesivir and Favipiravir have been received by Maharashtra among the five worst-hit states in the country for the treatment of coronavirus the CM said, "Remdesivir and Favipiravir are now available for the treatment of coronavirus. In the coming days, we may look at the possibility of making it free for our people.”

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