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Maharashtra lockdown news: Mumbai Mayor makes BIG announcement ahead of Ganpati festival

Amid the scare of the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, on Tuesday, requested Mumbaikars to follow 'Mera Ghar, Mera Bappa' (My house, My lord Ganesha) and celebrate the Ganpati festival at home. Mayor Pednekar stated that the fear of the third wave is redundant as it is "already here".

Addressing reporters, Mayor Pednekar said, "Being the Mumbai Mayor, I am going to follow 'Mera Ghar, Mera Bappa'. I will not go anywhere nor will I bring anyone near my lord. This is important to curb the third wave in the state."

Mayor Pednekar also urged people to follow 'Mera Mandal, Mera Ganpati' (My committee, my Lord Ganesha). She further added, "Learning from experience during the second wave of COVID-19, we have increased the number of oxygen cylinders, hospital beds, and quarantine centre of children and adults. To combat the third wave, we should strictly follow COVID-appropriate behaviour, we should wear masks at public places."

Ahead of the Ganpati festival, which is scheduled on September 10, in Maharashtra, Nagpur guardian minister Nitin Raut had said fresh curbs will be announced within the next two to three days following a meeting with the officials.

According to the Maharashtra health department, the state reported 3,626 new cases on Monday and 37 fatalities due to COVID-19.

According to the official, Maharashtra has 3,03,169 people in home isolation and another 1,963 in institutional quarantine. The state's COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.09%, while the fatality rate in Maharashtra stands at 2.12%.

Source : DNA India