Advertisement
Monday, Sep 27, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Maharashtra Govt Mulls Relaxations For Fully-Vaccinated People: Deputy CM

'The state is thinking of granting relaxations to those people who have got both doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This will encourage citizens to get inoculated,' Ajit Pawar said.

Maharashtra Govt Mulls Relaxations For Fully-Vaccinated People: Deputy CM
Representational Image | PTI
Maharashtra Govt Mulls Relaxations For Fully-Vaccinated People: Deputy CM
outlookindia.com
2021-07-24T16:49:45+05:30

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Saturday that the state government is thinking of  granting certain exemptions from Covid-19 restrictions to those who have attained complete immunization.

While addressing the media, Pawar also said that the government was contemplating an extension of the timings of shops and restaurants from the current deadline of 4 pm.

"The state is thinking of granting relaxations to those people who have got both doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This will encourage citizens to get inoculated," he said.
Pawar said demands are raised to extend the timings of shops and restaurants from 4 pm to 7 pm.

A decision on granting relaxations on the weekends is likely to be declared on next week.

"We are thinking of extending the timing for shops and restaurants but the final decision will be taken by the CM. We are meeting with experts on Monday after which a decision will be taken on relaxations on weekends," the deputy CM said.

He said the government was aiming to vaccinate more people compared to the previous month.

Pawar said the state government was taking various measures like augmenting the medical infrastructure anticipating a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

"There are reports about the possibility of a third wave. Based on reports of the high occupancy of beds in hospitals, oxygen beds, ventilator beds and the demand for medical oxygen and other facilities in the first and second waves, we are preparing to brace for a possible third wave of the pandemic in the Pune district," he said.

Maharashtra on Friday reported 6,753 new COVID-19 cases and 167 fresh fatalities, taking the infection tally to 62,51,810 and the death toll to 1,31,205, as per the health department. 

(With PTI Inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

'Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh': How King Khan Impacted Women's Aspirations In India

'Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh': How King Khan Impacted Women's Aspirations In India

Author Shrayana Bhattacharya has been investigating women's employment across different sectors and found how, Shah Rukh Khan had an impact beyond Bollywood films.

UP Cabinet Expansion: Half A Dozen MLAs Likely To Take Oath, Backward And SC Fraternity May Get Preference

UP Cabinet Expansion: Half A Dozen MLAs Likely To Take Oath, Backward And SC Fraternity May Get Preference

The number of votes of backward and SC/ST fraternities in the state is very high and that is the primary reason why BJP is giving preference to them.

IPL 2021, CSK Vs KKR: Kolkata Hot In Pursuit Of Playoff Spot In Abu Dhabi

IPL 2021, CSK Vs KKR: Kolkata Hot In Pursuit Of Playoff Spot In Abu Dhabi

Follow live cricket scores and updates of Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Both teams are unbeaten in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

Cyclone Gulaab Likely To Make Landfall By Midnight, Red Alert In 7 Odisha Districts

Cyclone Gulaab Likely To Make Landfall By Midnight, Red Alert In 7 Odisha Districts

Cyclone ‘Gulaab’ is likely to move westwards and cross the north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coast around. Wind speeds could reach 75-85 km/hr, gusting up to 95 km/hr, during landfall.

Advertisement