The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced the extension of coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 31.
In an order signed by the state’s chief secretary Ajoy Mehta, the government said that the state of Maharashtra is threatened with the spread of Covid-19 virus, and therefore it is expedient to extend the lockdown further till midnight 31st May 2020.
“The calibrated phase-wise relaxation/lifting of lockdown orders will be notified in due course,” the order further stated.
The announcement comes at a time when the nationwide lockdown 3.0, which expires on Sunday (May 17) is also expected to be extended as the number of positive coronavirus cases in India is already nearing the one-lakh mark.
Maharashtra has recorded 30,706 Covid-19 cases as of Sunday 8.00 AM, out of which Mumbai alone account for 18,555 cases. The death toll in the state is 1,135 while 7,088 patients have been discharged after recovery.