InvestorQ : Is it true that the lockdown in Mumbai is likely to be extended further beyond 03 May and how much longer you see it going?
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Is it true that the lockdown in Mumbai is likely to be extended further beyond 03 May and how much longer you see it going?

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Archita Jajjoo answered.
1 year ago
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It may be too early and we will have to wait for the final official confirmation. But early indications are that even while the nationwide lockdown may be lifted on 4 May, Mumbai and Pune are likely to extend the curbs till 18 May. That is because Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the two cities and that has left the health officials worried. The main objective of implementing the lockdown was to stop the spread of pandemic and since the spread is not contained, Mumbai and Pune may have to extend the lockdown. The challenge in Mumbai is the slum segments of Dharavi and Govandi where positive cases are increasing rapidly. Containment zones have to be completely cordoned off and restrictions must continue to apply in these areas for a long time. While the total lockdown is likely to continue for more time in the specific hotspots, officials have confirmed that to make to make it simpler, they may just extend to the whole city. Out of the 6817 cases in the state of Maharashtra, 4447 cases are from Mumbai followed by 1020 from Pune. Government has already instructions schools, colleges and public gatherings across Maharashtra to stay shut till May 18.

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