“Lockdown is not an option but restrictions will be made more strict,” Tope was quoted as saying by PTI news agency.
He also stated, “Tracking, testing and treatment is being followed. The number of tests has also been increased. Weddings and social gatherings are being restricted.”
The minister added that people should observe self-discipline by ensuring physical distancing, wearing face masks and washing hands regularly.
“Follow rules to avoid new lockdown,” Tope gave a strict warning to the Maharashtra citizens.
Tope highlighted that the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state is also picking up and over one lakh persons are being given the dose daily.
“There is no shortage of vaccines. All senior citizens should get vaccinated at the earliest,” he noted.
Maharashtra, the worst coronavirus-hit state in India, reported 15,051 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, along with 48 fatalities.
The state has so far recorded 23,29,464.