Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday appealed to people in the state not to be lax in the measures against Covid-19, and to follow safety protocols to avoid another lockdown, reported PTI. The chief minister said that he had been advised to impose night curfew, but added that he did not believe that will help with the situation.

“The spiralling cases in Delhi is a cause of concern and there is night curfew in Ahmedabad,” Thackeray said during a virtual address. “I don’t want another lockdown, but you should also understand the gravity of the situation. We’re standing at a dangerous turn. We have to decide whether we want to go for a lockdown or follow all the mandatory Covid-19 safety protocols.”

The chief minister also thanked the people for celebrating the festival of Diwali without firecrackers. But he added that people should avoid movement unnecessarily, and wear a mask and maintain physical distancing. “It is really sad that people whom we had protected all these months, get infected due to the younger members in the family,” he added.

Thackeray added that there was still no clarity on the availability of vaccines and medicines for Covid-19, and said that till then there was no...

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