Contemporary lockdown can 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 folks allowed at public features in view of a spurt in coronavirus circumstances.
Omicron circumstances had been rising “quickly”, however basically such sufferers weren’t ending up in ICU nor did they want supplementary oxygen, Tope stated, talking to reporters in Jalna.
“There can 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 folks to face extra restrictions, subsequently I’m making an attraction to folks to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour. Sporting a masks is essential,” he stated.