M’rashtra Health Minister warns public of second lockdown

Mumbai, Apr 1 (UNI): Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has indicated that he is planning to impose stricter restrictions in view of growing Covid infection across the state.

Talking to the press in Mumbai on Wednesday he said that at present, no decision has been taken regarding the lockout. “Follow the rules and avoid lockdown,” he appealed.

He further said that while no such decision has been made in the case of a lockdown, the state government will definitely take steps to tighten the existing restrictions.

The price of the RTPCR test in private laboratories of the state has been reduced once again to Rs 500. In addition, Rs 150 will be charged for rapid antigen antibodies – antigen testing, Tope said.

The health minister said all private laboratories needed to carry out the test at the revised rates.

The state continues to reel under the second wave of COVID-19 and recorded 39,544 fresh cases and 227 casualties during the past 24 hours.

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