Coronavirus India: Will lockdown be extended in Mumbai after July 31? Here's what we know so far
The city saw its lowest single-day spike in fresh COVID-19 cases on July 28
July 28, 2020 / 08:22 PM IST
As Unlock 2.0 ends on July 31, it remains to be seen whether states resort to extension of lockdown in parts that are witnessing a surge in new cases of COVID-19. In the case of Mumbai, the city saw its lowest single-day spike in fresh cases on July 28.
This, even as states like West Bengal have announced the extension of complete lockdown in containment zones until August 31. Other states have also resorted to partial lockdowns in cities and districts with a relatively higher caseload.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recently expressed his reservations against a hurried lifting of the coronavirus lockdown in the state. He reportedly said he isn't US President Donald Trump and hence can't see his people suffer.
On the subject of the pandemic-led lockdown, CM Thackeray cautioned Mumbaikars. He said even as the city was making some progress in its fight against the virus, people should not let their guard down as yet. His views were also shared by his son Aaditya, who took to Twitter earlier today to highlight that Mumbai has reported 700 fresh cases today, a news he called "a major relief after 3 months".
Aaditya Thackeray did however reiterate the need to remain cautious as he said, "Caution: don’t let the guard down! Don’t let your mask down! Only get numbers down!"
Industry bodies like the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have recommended easing the prohibitions across some sectors during Unlock 3.0 – a calibrated exit from the COVID-19 induced lockdown.