To restrain the colossal rise in COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government has imposed a night curfew in the state from March 28. The order will come into effect in the entire Maharashtra from Sunday night.
This makes Maharashtra the first state to announce any state-wide restriction a year after the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25, 2020.
Shopping malls will be closed from 8 pm to 7 am, the order said.
“I do not wish to impose lockdown. But there seems a possibility of healthcare facilities falling short given the rise in number of coronavirus patients,” CM UddhavThackeray was quoted as saying in a statement released by his office.
He asked officials to ensure the availability of adequate hospital beds and medicines, the statement said.
As soon as the development came to light, Desi Twitter has reacted with hilarious memes. The microblogging site on Saturday is dominated by the tweets under #nightcurfew.
Check out the memes here:
— Wake Up India (@WakeUpI25165933) March 26, 2021
— Rozgar_Do (@thereawaken) March 26, 2021
#COVID cases today= 62k+
Out of which #Maharashtra:- 36,902 & #Mumbai:-5,513#CovidVaccine #COVIDIOTS #NightCurfew#COVID19 #Covid #CoronaVirusUpdates #maharashtralockdown #COVID19India #doublemutantvariant #pune #Nagpur@mybmc @OfficeofUT #COVID19Vaccine @RetweetsMumbai pic.twitter.com/F0MW3gQO4V
— Nilesh pandey (@nileshpandey699) March 26, 2021
— karan pandey (@karanpa87591727) March 27, 2021
— ARJUn JHA (@IBleedSaffron) March 26, 2021
— Kunal (@TheNameIzzKunal) March 26, 2021
— Aditya (@Adityas95879461) March 26, 2021
— Sanju Pandey (@Sanju_Rock_Star) March 26, 2021
— Bhardwaj (@VBhardwaj4444) March 26, 2021
#Covid waves & Public Behavior ! Return of #nightcurfew #lockdown2021 . People need to be more careful , nobody should take is casually . This virus silently is making a huge difference in everybody’s life . pic.twitter.com/UymycpP1xR
— Gauravvchauhan (@gauravvchauhan) March 26, 2021
— Adwait (@adwaitsm) March 26, 2021
1. Do the virus becomes active at night, after 4 or 5 pm?
2. It is anactive in election rallies, medical, dairy and grocery stores? pic.twitter.com/9BhnSJ7gzf
— Mehak (@Mehakjhanji01) March 27, 2021
— Madhur (@madhur_edits) March 27, 2021
Maharashtra Coronavirus Cases:
Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 36,902 coronavirus infections on Friday, the highest one-day rise since the pandemic began, along with 112 deaths. The state has added over 1.3 lakh cases in five days. Mumbai also surpassed its record of 5,504 cases from yesterday with 5,513 new infections and nine deaths.