Tighter restrictions for India's Maharashtra state

Sun Online Desk

5th April, 2021 10:26:12 printer

Tighter restrictions for India's Maharashtra state

The Indian state of Maharashtra has seen tighter restrictions from today (Monday) following a sharp spike in Covid-19 infections.

A night time curfew was enforced and the state is under a full lockdown on weekends.

India saw its highest day of infections since mid-September on Sunday, with 93,249 new cases.

More than half of those were in Maharashtra, which has India's largest city Mumbai as its capital.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked a specialist teams to visit the state and investigate why there has been such a severe spike there.

Some 165,000 people have died of Covid-19 in India, and there have been 12.5 million confirmed infections.

This is Maharashtra's second full lockdown and government officials had been warning the move was imminent for some time.