Maharashtra, one of worst COVID19 hit states of India, has seen a renewed surge in cases as 5,427 testes positive on Thursday and 38 were reported to have died.
After the rise in cases, Maharashtra has reimposed few restrictions on the gathering and movement of people. If the cases rise further, the state government has planned to impose lockdown, if necessary, reported Indian Express.
As per the health ministry’s data, the COVID-19 cases are over ten million in India. The total active cases in the country stands at 1.36 lakh with total 10.6 million recoveries.
The country reported a significant development as last month all the states and Union territories reported a decline in the number of active cases.
The rise in cases in Maharashtra is the first time after several weeks of decrease in COVID-19 positive cases and deaths.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit India in February-March 2020 and Maharashtra was the worst-affected area of the country since the beginning.
The government on Wednesday issued new travel rules and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for international travellers to restrict the spread of the United Kingdom (UK), South African and Brazil virus variants after the rise in the new mutant strains of Covid-19 virus.
The vaccination drive started thirty four days ago across the country and around 9.2 million beneficiaries are closed to be vaccinated against the virus.