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The COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra will be lifted through a calibrated phase-wise relaxation.

The statement by the Health Minister proves that Maharashtra government may lift COVID-19 lockdown in phases for upcoming days.

The statement by the Health Minister proves that Maharashtra government may lift COVID-19 lockdown in phases for upcoming days.Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra Health Minister said that the government was considering relaxation of the ongoing lockdown for containment of COVID-19 in the phases and, still discussions are ongoing whether the lockdown has to be relaxed in phases. Meanwhile, he said that the strict rules have to be followed by the citizens in the containment zones otherwise there will be no other option left and, the lockdown will be extended where people will not be allowed to come out on the streets at one go. (Time reference-7:30 to 8:17).

Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in a Twitter post has quoted the order issued by Ajoy Mehta, the Chief Secretary notifying an extension of the lockdown up to 31 May 2020. The order also states that the calibrated phase-wise relaxation and lifting of lockdown order will be notified in the due course.

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