Concentrate on curbing mortality, not lockdown: Mahindra tells Maharashtra


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Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Monday stated extra focus ought to be given on strengthening the medical infrastructure and curbing mortality as a substitute of imposing one other lockdown, a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray indicated one other section of restrictive measures in wake of rising Covid-19 circumstances.

Mahindra, tagging the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Workplace, tweeted: “The issue,@OfficeofUTji, is that the individuals a lockdown hurts most are the poor, migrant staff & small companies. The unique lockdowns have been primarily to purchase time to construct up hospital/well being infrastructure. Let’s concentrate on resurrecting that & on avoiding mortality.”

Maharashtra stared at one other lockdown as its tally crossed 2.70 million (27 lakh) on Sunday, a day after the dying toll shot above 54,000.

In an ominous sign, Thackeray directed the administration to chalk out methods for the sleek implementation of a attainable Lockdown 2.zero within the coming days.

“Plan for lockdown… If there isn’t a adherence to restrictions by the individuals, we might need to go in for it (lockdown) if individuals fail to comply with the brand new regular,” a grim Thackeray stated on Sunday at a gathering of the Covid-19 Activity Drive.

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