As Mumbai reported a record high of 8,832 new coronavirus cases on Friday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gave out one last warning to the people of the state, stating that lockdown “cannot be ruled out”. He said that the state may face a shortage of healthcare facilities if the present surge in COVID-19 cases continued. “People have become complacent and I cannot rule out imposing lockdown if the current situation prevails. I agree lockdown is harmful. In a day or two, guidelines for stricter restrictions will be announced,” he said. Maharashtra on Friday saw the highest daily spike of 47,827 COVID-19 cases.In other news, the NIA on Friday recorded the statement of a club owner and seized yet another Mercedes car in connection with the case of the explosives-laden SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence and Thane-based businessman Mansukh Hiren’s death.
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Apr 03, 2021, 09:41:27 IST