COVID Spike In Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray Says ‘No Need To Panic’; Fadnavis, SRK Test Positive

Mumbai: With coronavirus cases steadily increasing in Maharashtra, State Minister Aditya Thackeray on Sunday urged everyone to wear a mask and “not need to fear”. Thackeray requested the public to accept the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.Also Read – Karthik Aryan And Aditya Roy Kapoor Test Kovid Positive: ‘Kovid Se Raha Nahi Gaya’

“There is no need to fear; Casualties are not increasing. “I appeal to the public to wear a face mask and receive a booster dose of the Kovid 19 vaccine,” Aditya Thackeray quoted in the Times Now report.

Devendra Fadnavis, Shah Rukh Khan Kovid Positive

Aditya Thackeray’s remarks came a day after senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis tested the COVID positive and confirmed the isolation at home.

Fadnavis, the leader of the opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly, was previously infected with a viral infection in October 2020.

On Sunday, the former chief minister of the state tweeted, “I have tested # COVID19 positive and individually at home. Taking medication and treatment as advised by a doctor. Those who come to my contact are advised to do Covid tests. Take care of everyone! ”

Meanwhile, CNN News18 reported that Shah Rukh Khan had also tested positive for Kovid.

Maharashtra Covid Cases: So far we know what

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said in an announcement on Saturday that the escalation of Kovid-19 cases in the state is mainly in Mumbai, Pune, Palghar, Thane and parts of Raigarh district. Mumbai reported 889 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, an increase from 763 cases added a day before. There were 846 cases reported in the city on February 4, followed by a decline. But over the past few days the number has started to increase.

Amidst the confusion over the Maharashtra government’s recent communication about the use of masks, Tope said it was only an appeal and masks were not made mandatory in the state. Speaking to reporters in Pune, Tope said that the Health Ministry’s letter stated that the use of masks was essential, but in fact it appealed to people to wear masks. No action is taken against the wearer.

Tope said the Central Ministry of Health sent a consultation to the state a few days ago on the increase in cases.

The State Task Force of COVID-19, which convened in Mumbai two days ago, decided to appeal to people to wear masks more often to reduce the risk of infection. He said the state government would review the situation for the next 15 days.

He said that although cases continue to increase, the number of hospitalizations is still low, indicating that infections are very mild.

The Maharashtra Health Department on Friday issued a letter to district and civic authorities asking them to advise people to wear a mask and increase testing in surrounding areas such as trains, buses, theaters, halls, offices, hospitals, colleges and schools.

The state government has asked all district officials and municipal commissioners to expedite testing and vaccination. Tope said authorities should monitor whether people are wearing masks at designated places.

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