The Shiv Sena has claimed that the Maharashtra government has controlled the second wave of Covid in the state. Shiv Sena has further asserted that Maharashtra will now also find a way out of the crisis caused by cyclone Tauktae, which has hit some of the coastal parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. Shiv Sena is a part of a three-party alliance (Maha Vikas Aghadi) that is ruling Maharashtra.
According to the news agency PTI, Shiv Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said: “Crises are not new to Maharashtra and the state, which routs these crises, is not new to the world.”
“Maharashtra controlled the first and second waves of COVID-19. Defeated Nisarga (cyclone last year). Now, Maharashtra will successfully find a way out of the Tauktae cyclone crisis too,” the editorial further added as per PTI.
Maharashtra is the worst-hit state by the second wave of Covid, with nearly 4.5 lakh active cases still as of today. It has recorded over 82,000 deaths in total due to the pandemic. However, on Monday, the state recorded 26616 active cases which is the lowest since March 23.
The daily active cases in Maharashtra started rising from the third week of March and breached 65000-mark in mid-April. However, the cases started dipping again since then and now daily numbers are in the range of 25-30 thousand.
As of now, Maharashtra has reported over 54 lakh total cases ie. the highest for any state in India. The state has recorded over 48.74 lakh recoveries so far as well. In terms of cases, Maharashtra is followed by Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.