Maharastra ministers demand complete lockdown, CM to decide

All Maharashtra ministers on Tuesday demanded that a complete lockdown should be imposed in the state in view of the galloping Covid-19 cases and deaths, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here.

"We have all requested Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to announce a total lockdown from Wednesday 8 p.m. Now the final decision will be taken by the CM," Tope told media persons after a cabinet meeting.

The ministers' demand came in the wake of the continuously worsening Covid-19 situation in the state and hours after the government clamped a daily 20-hour curfew, with essential buying restricted to only four hours daily.

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