Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31, says state 'threatened' by spread of coronavirus

Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31, says state 'threatened' by spread of coronavirus

With the number of Covid-19 cases rising rapidly every day, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra has decided to extend the statewide lockdown till July 31. An order to this effect was passed today by the state governmnet.

On May 31, the state government had passed an order to extend the lockdown till June 30 and this lockdown has further been extended till July 31 as the state grapples to control the coronavirus pandemic.

In its order, the Maharashtra government said it is "satisfied that the state of Maharashtra is threatened by the spread of Covid-19", and therefore has to take certain emergency measures.

The government said these emergency measures are to be taken to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown in Maharashtra shall now stay in effect till midnight of July 31.