On Sunday, in a conversation with the District Magistrates, Municipal Commissioners, Police Officers, the Chief Minister said that dividing the state into five phases does not mean unlocking.
In Maharashtra, BJP is constantly alleging that the government is hiding the figures.
The process of unlocking has started in five phases in Maharashtra from Monday. Its information came at midnight on Friday. Then on Sunday evening, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that this five-stage process has been interpreted by people as relaxation, restrictions have not been relaxed in Maharashtra. The local administration has the right to tighten the rules after seeing the situation. The truth is that the state government itself is not clear about whether it should go towards unlock or not? Just as the state government was unable to decide whether to impose a lockdown in the state or not?
While imposing the lockdown in April this year, the state government was using all the rules of lockdown. The bus was avoiding the use of the word lockdown. Shops were closed, offices were closed, hotel-restaurants were closed, gardens, grounds, gyms, salons were all closed and state government ministers were taking the name of curfew. They were taking the name of Section 144, just were not taking the name of the lockdown. Similarly, now the unlock process has been started, so after a day the Chief Minister is coming and saying that it should not be considered as unlocked. The restrictions have not been relaxed. Seeing the situation, the local administration should tighten the decision. Shops were opened, hotels-restaurants were opened, gardens, gyms, playgrounds were gradually introduced in five phases, and the government is saying, do not consider it unlocked.
Unlock or Lockdown? Confusion persists
On Sunday, the Chief Minister, in a conversation with the District Magistrates, Municipal Commissioners, Police Officers, said that dividing the state into five phases does not mean unlocking but classification of parts of the state according to the conditions of Corona. It is in a way a measure of the danger mark. Just as the water level in dams and rivers is measured and if the water starts flowing above the danger mark, the people nearby are taken to a safe place, or many other measures are taken.
The truth is quite the opposite. Actually, the view of the state government is not clear about what to do. Just look at the confusion of these five steps. Earlier there was confusion about whether Mumbai was kept in Phase II or Phase III? The Mayor of Mumbai has to come and clarify that Mumbai is in the third phase. On this, MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande raised the question that when the Mumbai model is discussed everywhere. The recovery rate in Mumbai is more than 95 percent. The period of doubling of corona infection has come to 511 days. Every day new cases of corona are coming less than a thousand. So why has Mumbai been placed in Phase III? That is, somewhere the figures of Mumbai have been hidden. There is truth in the claims that Devendra Fadnavis is continuously making.
Figures hidden to show success
On this issue, Maharashtra state BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhyay, while talking to tv9 Bharatvarsh Digital, said that this is the confusion of lockdown and unlock because the Maharashtra government has been lying continuously. Knowing the condition inside, so do not dare to openly unlock it. Last year the central government was imposing a lockdown and the state government was protesting. This year, when the central government said that keeping in mind the employment and livelihood of the people, considering the lockdown as the last option, the Maharashtra government immediately imposed a lockdown. The area where the Guardian Minister says that lockdown is not needed, the District Magistrate used to say that lockdown is needed.
Not doing testing, not showing the right figure is the job of the state government. Only yesterday this figure has come that till now 1 lakh 18 thousand people have died in the state. Maharashtra accounts for 10 percent of the total population of India, while Maharashtra accounts for 33 percent of the total deaths due to corona in the country. From this it can be understood how dire the situation is in Maharashtra.
More than one lakh deaths in Maharashtra
On Sunday, Maharashtra became the first state in the country where the death toll from Corona crossed one lakh. Let us tell you that more than one lakh deaths have occurred in only seven countries including India in the world. That is, let alone the comparison of the number of people who died of corona in Maharashtra with the states, it can be compared to seven countries of the world. These seven countries are USA (612,203), Brazil (472,629), India (346,784), UK (127,836), Italy (126,472), Russia (123,436) and France (100,009).
But the other side of the figure is shown by the state government. At one time, where new cases of corona were coming from 60 to 65 thousand every day, now they are coming between 12 to 15 thousand every day. The recovery rate in the state has gone up to 95 percent. The death rate has also come down, today this death rate has gone up to 1.71 percent. At one time, about a thousand people were dying every day, now it has come down to three hundred to five hundred per day.
State government’s argument in response to data manipulation
Talking to NewsNCR Digital in this regard, NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said that when the figures were coming more, we did not hide it. That is why the figures of Maharashtra are at number one in the country. Similarly, now that the figures are coming down, instead of giving credit to the state government, questions are being raised. Whereas the figures of BJP-administered states are seen floating in Ganga Maiya.
In response to the hiding of the figures, Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said that if the corona has never decreased in Maharashtra. So why was the BJP running the movement to open the temple – open the temple. If the corona had not reduced in Maharashtra, did they not care about the lives of the people? If the Maharashtra government was not successful in controlling the corona, then why is the Maharashtra and Mumbai model discussed in the country and abroad today? If the corona has not reduced in Maharashtra, then why did the NITI Aayog, the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister himself praise the state government?
Corona never decreased in Maharashtra: BJP
BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar said on this issue that who saw the peacock dancing in the forest? The Prime Minister praised, who saw this? And which Mumbai and Maharashtra model are you talking about, where there has been maximum death and maximum infection? Just last month, out of the top 10 most corona infected districts of the country, 9 districts were included in Maharashtra. Actually the Mumbai and Maharashtra model is nothing but a failed Maharashtra model where people kept dying from Corona and the Chief Minister kept sitting at home.
Atul Bhatkhalkar says that it is true that the corona has never decreased in Maharashtra. Only the drum was beaten. If the first wave was brought under control, then why was there chaos in the second wave? 22 dead bodies were found stuffed in an ambulance in Beed district. In Nashik, 14 people lost their lives due to suffocation due to lack of oxygen. Many COVID patients lost their lives due to negligence in hospitals in different places. Further, citing the news of NewsNCR, he said that you yourself had published a report a day or so ago in which the figures of combustion and burial in the crematoriums and cemeteries of the dead in the state are much more than the figures of those who died of COVID given by the government. were more.
Corona figures in the country and Maharashtra
The highest number of corona cases in the country were seen in Maharashtra. While the total cases of corona across the country were 28,909,975, it was 58.3 lakh in Maharashtra. In the last 24 hours, 100,636 new cases came across the country, while 12,557 new cases were found in Maharashtra. Talking about the recovery rate, 174,399 patients have been cured of corona in the last 24 hours across the country, after which the total number of cured patients has increased to 27,200,000.
On the other hand, in Maharashtra, 14,433 patients defeated the corona virus in 24 hours. So far 5,543,267 people have been cured of corona in Maharashtra. Talking about those who died from Corona, so far 349,186 people have died across the country. In the last 24 hours, 2,427 people died. At the same time, Maharashtra is the only state where the death toll from Corona has crossed one lakh. So far 100,130 people have died in the state. 618 people died in the last 24 hours.
What is the overall reality?
Overall, Maharashtra has the highest number of corona infections, the highest number of deaths due to corona. The state government cannot turn its back on this truth. Even if we accept the argument that the figures have not been hidden in Maharashtra, then it is certain that the number of tests in Maharashtra has been continuously decreasing. The state government itself had set a target of 3 to 4 lakh testing per day, today this testing is being done only around two lakh thirty-forty thousand. Only twenty-six-twenty seven thousand testing are being done in Mumbai. Such testing is also being done in Pune and Nagpur, while the population of Mumbai is three times more than these cities.
But it would also be an exaggeration to say that the state government did not take any measures to reduce the corona. The Supreme Court and NITI Aayog have also praised the work of the state government in the matter of production and supply of oxygen used for the treatment of corona. Even in the case of vaccine, Maharashtra has the capacity to vaccinate 10 lakh people per day. People believe that if Maharashtra gets the right amount of vaccine today, the entire state can be vaccinated in six-seven months.
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