Recent lockdown will likely be imposed in Maharashtra provided that the demand for medical oxygen touches 800 metric tons per day, public well being minister Rajesh Tope stated on Saturday.
The day earlier than, the state authorities banned the meeting of greater than 5 individuals in public locations between 9 pm to six am and restricted the variety of individuals allowed at public capabilities in view of a spurt in coronavirus circumstances.
Omicron circumstances had been rising “quickly”, however typically such sufferers weren’t ending up in ICU nor did they want supplementary oxygen, Tope stated, talking to reporters in Jalna.
“There will likely be statewide lockdown provided that the demand for medical oxygen rises to 800 metric tons (per day),” he added.
The minister didn’t point out the present fee of consumption of medical oxygen within the state.
“We don’t need individuals to face extra restrictions, due to this fact I’m making an enchantment to individuals to comply with Covid-appropriate behaviour. Carrying a masks is essential,” he stated.