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No immediate lockdown in Mah, says Health min Tope

Speaking to media persons after a meeting to review 'Corona', headed by Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar here Wednesday morning, Mr Tope said a decision on the imposition of lockdown will be taken at a task force meeting.

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Mumbai: Although there was a spurt in COVID positive cases, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said there will be no immediate imposition of lockdown in the state.

Speaking to media persons after a meeting to review ‘Corona’, headed by Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar here Wednesday morning, Mr Tope said a decision on the imposition of lockdown will be taken at a task force meeting.

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Today, it was decided that to introduce additional restrictions to combat virus infection amid rising covid-19 and omicron variants cases in the state.

At the meeting it was decided to improve ‘testing’ and not to depend only on RTPCR and Antigen test and its record would be maintained. We have a target of two lakh testing per day, so it is not possible without an Antigen test.

People should also be encouraged to take a second dose of vaccine.

Wearing a mask is a must and most important is to avoid going crowds. The government has appealed to citizens not to crowd any place.

The meeting was chaired by the deputy chief Minister, Ajit Pawar and was attended by Public Health

Minister Rajesh Tope and senior bureaucrats.

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