The Maharashtra government on Thursday extended the lockdown rest restrictions in the state till June 1 to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Chief secretary Sitaram Kunte in an order said the curbs will remain in force till 7 am on June 1. Earlier, the lockdown restrictions in the state were imposed by the government till May 15.
The state government on Thursday also imposed stringent restrictions making a negative RT-PCR report mandatory to enter Maharashtra through any mode of transportation.
As per reports, the state’s Coronavirus growth rate is slightly half of India’s daily growth rate. The state’s per day growth rate is 0.8% as against the nation’s rate of 1.4%.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the state reported 46,781 fresh infections, taking the total tally of the state to 5,226,710 and the active caseload stands at over 546,000. The death toll in the state has reached 78,007.