With the rise in the covid cases, Maharashtra has made masks mandatory in public places except for open places.
The state government’s announcement is part of a strategic plan to contain the surge and keep hospitalization to a minimum. An order was issued by the state government asking citizens to wear masks in public places except in open spaces. The decision was taken after Maharashtra reported a surge in Covid cases.
Chief Secretary, Dr. Pradeep Vyas wrote a letter to all the district authorities with several orders including ones for mandating the wearing of masks in public places and that all districts should ensure the proportion of RT-PCR tests was at least 60 percent.
“After seeing a sustained decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state over the last couple of months, cases have started slowly but steadily increasing and the daily cases have crossed 1,000 for the first time after 3 months on, 1 June 2022. Currently, Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Thane are seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases but with the positivity rate increasing in other districts, we can expect an increase in cases in other districts as well.” Wrote Vyas in his letter.
Vyas also asked officials to carry out periodic analyses of new cases concerning time, place, and person so that a localized action plan can be carved out. The letter also stated that an appropriate number of samples need to be referred for genomic sequencing to identify the INSACOG laboratory.
Tripura could also become like Maharashtra if not taken proper precautions to stop it before spreading into the state like in 2020. As per the reports, over 923 people died due to covid 19 in Tripura during the pandemic and more than one lakh cases were seen. Though many precautions and measures were taken by the state government, the virus spread like fire and caused many people’s lives.
With the By-election approaching, Tripura will be seeing mass gatherings and rallies in the respective election areas. The government should implement some preventive measures for covid 19 as the cases are rapidly increasing in some states in India, if unchecked it could reach the state anytime.