COVID-19: Maharashtra CM Urges People To Wear Masks

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On Thursday, May 26, Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray by means of the state cabinet meeting urged citizens to use masks, reported the Free Press Journal. This comment comes in the midst of rising COVID-19 cases in the state. 

Earlier, when the number of coronavirus case numbers in the state was low, the Maharashtra government had removed the mask mandate and instead made the wearing of masks voluntary

According to the report, Thackeray elaborated on how against the weekly positivity rate of 1.59 per cent, Mumbai‘s positivity rate is higher at 3.17 per cent. It added that the positivity rate of Pune is at 2.16 per cent. 

The account suggests that there has been a 52.79 per cent surge in the number of coronavirus patients in Mumbai. While that of Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts is at 27.92 per cent, 18.52 per cent and 68.75 per cent, respectively. 

Based on the account, in a statement, the Chief Minister’s Office brought to light that a mere one coronavirus patient is on the ventilator and 18 are on oxygen support. 

Thackeray believes that while the number of hospitalizations is less, the pandemic is not over yet. Considering this, he urged citizens to undertake all the needed precautions and wear masks. In addition to this, he urged citizens to get inoculated. The CM reportedly acknowledged the slow pace of the vaccination and opined that it needs to be increased. 



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