Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday described the rise of Kovid-19 cases as dangerous in some districts of Maharashtra and warned that the government could take some tough decisions and people should be prepared for it. In eastern Maharashtra, some districts of the Vidarbha region, particularly Amaravati and Nagpur, and Nashik in northern Maharashtra, have seen a rise in new infections in the last few days.
Talking to reporters, Pawar expressed his displeasure over the lack of proper behavior and violation of guidelines to prevent the epidemic. Minister of State for Finance Pawar was in Rangabad for a review meeting of eight districts of Marathwada region.
“I have come to realize that people are not following the Kovid-19 guidelines designed to prevent the spread of infection,” he said. If the situation worsens, we may have to pay a heavy price for this neglect. The number of new cases in the state is alarming. In the wake of the second wave of the epidemic, we have seen the lockdown re-imposed in many parts of the world. Pawar said the issue would be discussed with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai tonight.
He said tough decisions can be made and people should be prepared. If some decisions are not made on time, then we have to pay a heavy price. According to the Maharashtra government, 4092 new cases of coronavirus infection in the state were reported on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 2064278, while 40 more deaths brought the death toll to 51529 in the state.
So far, the total number of people who have been treated in the state since 1975603 is 35965. Meanwhile, Pawar criticized the opposition parties for insisting that there should be no ban on February 19 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Tripathi Shivaji Maharaj.
Senior leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have said that the government has allowed 100 people to gather for the Shivaji Jayanti celebrations, but the opposition claims that the state government is imposing sanctions. During the epidemic, it is important to save people’s lives. Last year, people celebrated festivals in their homes.
Meanwhile, state health minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said that ‘three T’ detection, testing and investigation (treatment) is being carried out in some parts of Maharashtra to combat Kovid-19 increase. Cases need to be applied strictly to the formula. Talking to reporters, Tope said that with regard to cases of daily infection, it is still appalling, but that the recent rise in Mumbai, Wardha and some other areas is alarming. “We have been instructed that a three-T formula for detection, testing and treatment should be implemented rigorously and effectively,” he said. The investigation needs to be increased. People should follow the COVID-19 guidelines.