The Maharashtra COVID-19 activity power has mentioned the opportunity of granting extra relaxations in restrictions whereas observing precautions, and in addition deliberated on tackling the attainable third wave of the pandemic, requirement of medical oxygen and growing the tempo of vaccination, an official mentioned.
A gathering of the duty power, held on Monday night, was attended by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, COVID-19 activity power head Dr Sanjay Oak and different members.
The state authorities is now making ready new pointers after receiving numerous solutions and directions from medical doctors, specialists and authorities departments. The focus of the dialogue was principally on tips on how to introduce additional relaxations whereas observing precautions, mentioned a authorities official, who attended the assembly.
He mentioned the federal government is itemizing new areas the place extra relaxations could be launched.
The activity power additionally mentioned points associated to tackling of the attainable third wave of the pandemic, requirement of medical oxygen, growing the tempo of vaccination, efficient implementation of tracing and monitoring, amongst others, he mentioned.
The state authorities had excluded malls, cinema halls, theatres, non secular locations and non secular gatherings from the purview of relaxations launched final week.
The authorities had allowed retailers to perform until 8 pm in 25 districts, whereas excluding 11 districts the place level-3 restrictions proceed to stay in power attributable to the next COVID-19 positivity fee.
Restaurant homeowners, malls and different institutions have been demanding that the federal government prolong the present timings.
Various artists have additionally demanded that theatres be allowed to perform with restrictions. The authorities can also be below strain to open non secular locations.
CM Thackeray on Sunday introduced that absolutely vaccinated residents in Mumbai can journey in native trains from August 15, however a spot of 14 days from the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine is important to avail of the ability.
He had additionally mentioned his authorities was contemplating granting relaxations to retailers, malls, eating places and locations of spiritual worship, and a call could be taken following a gathering of the coronavirus activity power on Monday.
Thackeray had additionally mentioned that the COVID-19 scenario in Pune, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, and Beed districts was a reason for concern.
On Monday, Maharashtra reported 4,505 new COVID-19 instances and 68 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 63,57,833 and the toll to 1,34,064, as per the state well being division.