Maharashtra government officials told ET that they have not said an ‘explicit no’ but have told the Centre that domestic air travel and inter-state trains should only be resumed after consultations with the state.
The official said for Maharashtra, with over 10,000 cases and a high fatality rate, things could have been different if the ICMR had acted on its request sooner. “We had been talking to the ICMR since the first week of March seeking permission.
The Maharashtra government has begun looking at options such as shutting down or restricting the operations of wholesale vegetable markets in the state to prevent overcrowding, in the wake of a rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.
The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday decided to recommend Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's name for being nominated as member of the state Legislative Council from the Governor's quota.
Mumbai recording more than 100 cases daily over the past 2 two days is an indication of the spread peaking.
“These are high-risk individuals as they had contact with the infected. But it does not mean that they all have been infected. We are testing all of them,” said the official.
The Maharashtra government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are planning to start testing thousands of its health workers to check whether they have developed antibodies after being exposed to coronavirus.
High handedness by police forces confused by mixed signals from the political brass in the state disrupted essential services for citizens in many parts of Maharashtra as people found it difficult to reach their work places.
The Maharashtra government has been raising this issue for several days asking for checking the travel history for the last one month of people coming from abroad.
Apprehension on the safety of deposits in private banks is highly misplaced, the letter says asking chief secretaries.
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