India Covid crisis: Maharashtra state may extend lockdown until mid-May

Mumbai - The state will not go through with a plan to open vaccinations to everyone aged over 18 from May 1 due to a shortage of doses.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 2:20 PM

India’s western state of Maharashtra, home to the financial capital Mumbai, may extend its lockdown by a fortnight until mid-May to try to halt a rise in coronavirus cases, the state’s health minister said on Wednesday.

The state will not go through with a plan to open vaccinations to everyone aged over 18 from May 1 due to a shortage of doses, Rajesh Tope told reporters.


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