The Maharashtra government has extended the emergency measures put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus till next month. The restrictions will be in place till 7 am on June 1, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte said in an order issued today.
The new restrictions include mandatory negative RT-PCR test report for those entering the state and curbs on those arriving from places of “sensitive origins”.
Maharashtra reported 46,781 new cases and 816 deaths on Wednesday. Up to 58,805 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate has fallen to 17.36 per cent while the fatality rate is down to 1.49 per cent, the health department said.
Pune reported the 9,536 and 74 deaths while Mumbai saw 2,104 cases and 66 deaths.
India is in deep crisis in the current wave of COVID-19 infections with around 3.5 lakh cases and 4,000 deaths being reported daily. Hospitals and morgues are overflowing, medical staff is exhausted and oxygen and drugs are running short.