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Maharashtra: Concerned about plateauing, central team ‘suggested’ total lockdown in Kolhapur and Sangli


A central team of experts who visited Kolhapur and Sangli – which are among the worrying districts in Maharashtra – have been informed that it has proposed a total lockdown. The central team expressed concern as to why transmission did not stop in the two districts, despite a series of routine measures being taken, it was learned.

State health authorities said they had not yet received a report from members of the central team.

“There are 10 districts that have a higher positivity rate compared to the rest of the state and the central team that visited some of them has emphasized measures such as testing, contact tracing and vaccination… We follow all protocols, Rajesh Tope, the health minister said, adding that he would soon visit Delhi and repeat the state’s request to the Center to provide more vaccine doses, Dr. Sujeet Singh, director of the National Center for Disease Control, told The Indian Express that authorities were investigating whether there was a variant of care that would not further reduce the number of cases.

dr. Shashank Joshi, an expert with the state’s Covid task force, said there was a clear concern about the trend of coronavirus infection, which is increasing in districts such as Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, rural Pune and even Ahmednagar and Nandurbar (which are shown). ) upward trend due to a low denominator). “The entire western belt of Maharashtra is a cause for concern… We have an active virus circulating and something is not right,” he added.



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