Maharashtra is witnessing a rise in Covid 19 cases along with the Omicron variant. The state yesterday recorded 9170 fresh corona cases which included six Omicron variant taking the total number of Omicron variant cases to 460. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar warned of strict restrictions in the state if the Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
AIR Correspondent reports, that Maharashtra has more than 24 thousand 509 active cases and Mumbai is on the verge of becoming Corona hot spot with more than 50 percent share of 16 thousand 441 active cases. There were 7 thousand 111 active cases in the state on December 21 and the state has registered more than 3 fold rise in the cases within last 10 days. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar warned to impose strict restrictions in the state if the Covid-19 cases continue to rise. He informed that more than 10 ministers and 20 MLA’s in Maharashtra have tested positive as a result of which the government had to cut short the assembly session recently.